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Published by Published by the author. Timbo Books, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed
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From: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd (MACHYNLLETH, United Kingdom)
About this Item: Published by the author. Timbo Books, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. 2012 1st edition. De luxe issue. 8vo (181 x 255mm). Pp431. Colour photographs throughout, colour & b/w illustrations, bibliography, postcard tipped onto preliminary page, silk marker ribbon, all edges gilt. Bound in half red leather over marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands, spine titled in gilt. Red cloth-bound slipcase. Mint in slipcase. De luxe edition limited to 60 signed and numbered copies. Laid in is a prospectus containing unique author's concept sketches or original artwork used in the production of the book. "The aim of this book is to celebrate the fishing float and explore much of who made what, where, when and why. We will look into what shaped 100 years of angling's most humble artifact and meet with some of the best known, most outstanding and most intriguing examples. If you are enchanted by old fishing tackle; if you appreciate nostalgia; if you ever caught a fish using a float; if you are a collector, an investor, a light browser or a deep reader - or simply a curious float fan, then this book is most definitely one for you." A superb and handsomely produced book on floats and float collecting, their history and potential future. A mine of good information on floats made by well known companies as well as private individuals and those of unknown origin. A great book. This is a copy of the de luxe leather-bound edition (often referred to as the Superior Edition) that was limited to only 60 signed and numbered copies. Chapters include: Individual views on that most humble of angling artefacts; Collectors' corner - buying, landmark features, care and repair; The classic styles; Fantastic in plastic; The same but different - going under, the world over; The innovators - the weird, the wonderful and the plain dubious; The DIY brigade - builders, decorators and dabblers; Mysteries and UFO's - a few Unidentified Floating Objects; Where to now? - tomorrow's treasures considered today; Bibliography. Seller Inventory # 32855