London. George Routledge & Sons, Limited. 1913. Large 4to. (13 x 10). xiv, 416pp. Edition Deluxe. Number 12 of 100 copies. Signed by Frederic Halford on the title-page. Illustrated frontispiece. With 44 mounted plates with tissues. Title page printed in red and black. Text illustrations. The book is divided into three parts: Part I: Dry-Fly Fishing. Part II: The Fisherman's Entomology. Part III: The Making and Management of a Fishery. This was Halford's last book and his credo of the preeminence of the Dry Fly, fished up-stream, is fully developed. The book is bound in the publisher's three quarter dark red calf and red cloth over boards with gilt titles and gilt decorations on the spine. Marbled end papers. Top edge gilt. Custom matching red cloth felt-lined clamshell box with gilt tiling label. The original spine is neatly laid-down, spine ends a little darkened. A nice, crisp copy. Near fine in a fine clamshell box. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Dry-Fly Man's Handbook. A Complete ...
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