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Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden Age

Samuel Melner; Hermann Kessler; Sparse Grey Hackle

Published by Crown Publishers Inc, NY, 1972
ISBN 10: 0517500221 / ISBN 13: 9780517500224
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Title: Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden ...

Publisher: Crown Publishers Inc, NY

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Photo Illus. In b&w

Book Condition: Almost Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Fishing

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Book has small bookplate on FFEP. DJ price on rear flap gently inked out. 344pp. Green/tan cloth. 1st Ed. Square, tight, bright copy with firm corners. No remainder mark. No internal names, notes or markings. Crisp, unclipped pictorial DJ in Mylar cover ($?). Photo illus. in b&w. Nostalgia - Tools of the Art - Art of the Tools. USPS Tracking provided. EXTRA POSTAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - Flat Rate Priority Med. Box only - $63.00 with tracking and insurance. (H) Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 17779

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Synopsis: Osgood's Folding Canvas Boat, African Steel Vine rods, the Prevost Patent Combination Frog Hook (with illustrations to demonstrate the jigging action of a hapless frog), Sportsmen's Tumblers and Drinking Cups, William Mills' offering of Wood's Improved Lollacapop, the Greatest Known Antidote for Mosquitoes, and the Smoker's Head Protector--from the venerable Fitch Company--a mosquito netting made of knitted horsehair with a self-closing valve into which a pipe may be inserted. And don't forget Imported English Deer Fat for dressing enameled silk lines. Here are the predecessors of contemporary gear as well as some of the tried-and-true equipment still in use today, such as the Orvis perforated reel, invented for its light weight and for drying silk fly lines on the reel. And the prices are unbelievably low! Anglers of all varieties will find this book unique, absorbing, and hilarious.

Product Description: Fishing technology at the turn of the century.

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