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Swarbrick, John

Published by Ken Smith (2009)

ISBN 10: 1906159114 ISBN 13: 9781906159115

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About this Item: Ken Smith, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: In Slip Case. Hassel, Joan (illustrator). First Special Limited Edition of 130. This is a miniature volume of the book of approximately 3"x3"x3" which comes in a slipcase and also contains two flies bound in an inset of the front and rear boards, individually tied by Stuart Bowdin of Pendle Fly Dressing. Only 130 of the 260 standard copies have been presented in this manner, and only a few (which we have) have been signed by Leslie Magee, writer of the Introduction. This is a dream for the serious collector of flies. Signed By the Leslie Magee Who. Seller Inventory # 016609

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Swarbrick (John). (1771-1842).

Published by Ken Smith Publishing. Chavagnac, France.

ISBN 10: 1906159114 ISBN 13: 9781906159115

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From: Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd (MACHYNLLETH, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Ken Smith Publishing. Chavagnac, France. (1807) 2009 1st edn thus. A miniature book. 60 x 65mm (2.4 x 2.6"). Pp61 + errata. Two actual flies laid in. Colour fold-out of flies. Marbled boards. Mint in cloth slipcase. This issue limited to 125 copies. Swarbrick was a farmer from Austby, near Ilkley on the River Wharfe. His list is "the earliest one known which gives detailed dressings for the flies and the times of the year for which they are most suitable." (Magee). Although written in 1807, it did not appear in print until 1907 when Ellis Beanlands published it together with J.W. Sagar's list of 1890. This edition lists only Swarbrick's dressings, together with modern substitutes. It is illustrated with woodcuts by Joan Hassall and with fold-out colour plates of flies. Introduction by Leslie Magee. Pages not numbered (61 pp + 30 colour plates + 1 extra errata plate.) This is a miniature book which has been printed letterpress by Simon Lawrence at the Fleece Press, using 1950's hand-made paper. Ken and Joyce Smith have bound the book in "hand-marbled paper, made by Compton Marbling in 1995", with a fly mounted inside each board, front and back. These flies are a Large March Brown (number 5) and a Small Black Flie (number 26), and have been tied by Stuart Bowdin of Pendle Flies. The book is issued in a cloth-covered slip-case. 125 copies have been issued under each imprint, with five more each for private distribution. This totals only 260 copies. We also have copies of the de luxe edition in stock. . Seller Inventory # 19882

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SWARBRICK, John.

Published by Simon Lawrence at his Fleece Press. Huddersfield (2009)

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From: Patrick Pollak Rare Books ABA ILAB (SOUTH BRENT, DEVON, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Simon Lawrence at his Fleece Press. Huddersfield, 2009. With 4 concertina-folded plates and two other plates, in total showing 30 coloured flies, plus a number of vignette woodcuts by JOAN HASSALL, plus 2 original tied flies inset into the front and rear boards. Marbled boards, slip case, a very good copy. *STANDARD LIMITED EDITION of 260 copies, issued at £64 and now sold out. Seller Inventory # 59572

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Swarbrick, John.

Published by Fleece Press, (2009). (2009)

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From: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA (Hamburg, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Fleece Press, (2009)., 2009. Miniature. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4. (54) pages + 6 foldout color plates illustrating 30 flies. Bound in pink & blue Compton marbled paper boards; blue cloth slipcase. Two actual fishing flies are mounted on the inside of front and rear boards. Fine. One of 260 "standard" copies (130 for The Fleece Press, & 130 for Ken Smith Publishing). Printed in 7 point Garamond type on blue 1950s Edmonds handmade paper. Swarbick, a farmer, lived near Ilkley, next to the river Wharfe. His manuscript list (1807) is not just description of fly dressings, but also a diary of natural events. A copy of each fly pattern was tied by Stuart Bowdin and photographed for the plates. Seller Inventory # 15508

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Swarbrick, John

Published by Ken Smith Publishing/Fleece Press, [Charente, France] (2009)

ISBN 10: 1906159114 ISBN 13: 9781906159115

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From: Books Tell You Why - ABAA/ILAB (Mount Pleasant, SC, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ken Smith Publishing/Fleece Press, [Charente, France], 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Fine+. Illustrated by Joan Hassall (illustrator). Reprint Edition. John Swarbrick’s List as a miniature book, typeset and printed letterpress on handmade paper. Almost one description per page. Each pattern has been tied by Stuart Bowdin, photographed and reproduced in full color on fold out pages, with a mounted fly tied by Stuart Bowdin set inside the front and back boards; at the front is Large March Brown (No 5) and at the back is Small Black Flie (No 26). 260 copies of this standard edition have been jointly produced with the Fleece Press, half the edition bearing each publisher’s imprint, this copy with the Ken Smith Publishing imprint. Very Fine in marbled boards in cloth covered slipcase; John Swarbrick, a farmer who lived in the hamlet of Austby, near the river Wharfe, wrote his manuscript list in 1807, not just a list of fly dressings but also a diary of natural events in and around the upper Wharfe. It was believed to be the earliest known list of artificial flies for that river. The list remained relatively unknown until it was printed as a small booklet exactly 100 years later in 1907 and very few copies of this list have survived. Seller Inventory # 19734

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LIST OF WHARFEDALE FLIES: Swarbrick, John

Swarbrick, John

Published by Ken Smith, (Huddersfield, England (2009)

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From: Oak Knoll Books, ABAA, ILAB (NEW CASTLE, DE, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Ken Smith, (Huddersfield, England, 2009. Fleece Press (illustrator). Miniature. marbled paper-covered boards, slipcase. unpaginated. Limited to 360 copies of which this is one of the 260 bound in marbled paper made in 1995 at Compton Marbling. Introduction by Leslie Magee gives the background of the manuscript. Illustrated by Joan Hassall. Manuscript originally prepared by the author in 1807, believed to have been the earliest known list of artificial flies used in the Wharfe River. Actual flies mounted in a sunken grame on front and back pastedowns. Six color foldout illustrations tipped in throughout text. One such illustration tipped in to illustrate erratum. This was a co-publishing venture between Ken Smith and the Fleece Press; this is one of the 130 with Ken Smith as publisher. marbled paper-covered boards, slipcase. Seller Inventory # 109653

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Swarbrick, John.

Published by Fleece Press, (2009). (2009)

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From: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA (Hamburg, NY, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: Fleece Press, (2009)., 2009. Two volumes. Miniature. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4. (54) pages + 6 foldout color plates illustrating 30 flies. Blue morocco spine, pink & blue Compton marbled paper boards. Plus all 30 fly patterns tied for this book. The flies are mounted within 8 mats which open accordion style, bound in full blue morocco. Both volumes are housed in an ingenious cloth tray case with two wooden boxes.Fine. One of 50 deluxe sets. Printed in 7 point Garamond type on blue 1950s Edmonds handmade paper. Swarbick, a farmer, lived near Ilkley, next to the river Wharfe. His manuscript list (1807) is not just a description of fly dressings, but also a diary of natural events. A copy of each fly pattern was tied by Stuart Bowdin and photographed for the plates. An additional 60 sets are published by Ken Smith Publishing. Seller Inventory # 15518

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