Ptalis (Paul).

Published by Classic Enterprises. Cheshire, Connecticut.
From Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd (MACHYNLLETH, United Kingdom)

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1999 1st edition de luxe. 4to (220 x 283mm). Ppxiv,70. Colour plates of flies, b/w illustrations of hooks. Fully bound in maroon bonded leather, gilt salmon fly and titles to upper board, spine titled in gilt. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies. Fine numbered copy. Author's presentation copy signed on the front end-paper "To Terry, Best wishes always. Paul Ptalis, 11/18/00." Interesting discussion and good photographs of a range of traditional and innovative salmon flies. Includes discussion of the aesthetics of fly design and a section on hooks with good pictures. "[This book's] content focuses on Paul's artistic style, using both his original and interpretive traditional patterns. The text discusses and illustrated techniques related to artistic 'flow,' 'seeing the material,' and developing one's own style, topics not often discussed in the literature. Also included, is a unique section on traditional salmon hooks presented as an invaluable reference for those interested in tradition and collecting. They are graphically represented, including over 150 blind-eye hooks; originals from the 1800s and reproductions by the modern masters." This is the first edition, privately published by the author. I don't quite understand why this limited edition, apparently of 100 copies, should be numbered 1900 to 1999. Ah! It was obvious really. Jim Krull has just informed me that the books were numbered for the years of the twentieth century- 1900 to 1999. I should have looked at the title. Thanks Jim!. Bookseller Inventory # 15662

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Publisher: Classic Enterprises. Cheshire, Connecticut.

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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PAUL MORGAN IS A LEADING DEALER in scarce, out-of-print & new books on fishing and field sports. Paul has developed this business over more than thirty years. His business, Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., carries the world's largest range of books on fishing and field sports, sporting guns and dogs, deer, big game hunting & falconry. Coch-y-Bonddu Books is also a noted publisher of fine sporting works, as well as being the custodian of the famous Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint. Under Paul's editorial direction, the list of titles available under both his Coch-y- Bonddu Books imprint and the Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint grows by the month. Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., incorporated in the United Kingdom, Company No. 04636991. Registered address: 15 Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AG. Business and correspondence Address: 13 Heol Pentrerhedyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DG.

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