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Hardback with leather spine and cloth cover with gilt illustration on cover, gilt lettering on spine and a grey ribbon marker. In grey cloth slip-case, in fine condition. First published in 1915. This edition is part of The Flyfisher's Classic Library, with only 950 copies printed. pp xxii, 272. With b&w photographs and illustrations. In his Introduction, Mottram suggests the different types of fisherman he is addressing: "For the hunter, there is much of practice, the record of many facts, the outcome of many experiments. Chapters on optics, mechanics, and the colour-sense of fish will, it is hoped, interest the scientific. For the fly-tier, there are hints on waterside fly-tying and a discourse on flies of the future. For the fish-breeder, waterweeds and the treatment of mud are discussed. The naturalist is told of birds and the habits of fish, and even the poacher will, it may be, find some things a little to his liking." This is an important book for the fly-fisherman and fly-tyer, as relevant today as it was eighty years ago. Few writings since have reached the same level of complete and articulate intelligence on the part of a master fisherman.Mottram was a radiologist. His scientific training gave him great advantages as an investigative trout angler. His fly patterns for nymphs, smuts and "silhouette" duns were years ahead of their time. S3. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE.
Title: Fly-Fishing: Some New Arts and Mysteries.
Edition: Limited Edition
Publisher: The Flyfisher's Classic Library, 1994.: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
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