Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, With Illustrations of Standard Flies. Charles F. Orvis, Al. Nelson Cheney.
Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, With Illustrations of Standard Flies
Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, With Illustrations of Standard Flies
Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, With Illustrations of Standard Flies

Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, With Illustrations of Standard Flies

Manchester, Vermont: C. F. Orvis, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original black and gilt illustrated and titled embossed green cloth, 299pp, floral endpapers, 15 chromolithographic plates of flies (all present) Very good. Item #900056

Presentation inscription signed by author A. Nelson Cheney in year of publication. Charles F. Orvis started the Orvis sporting good company in 1856 in Manchester, Vermont, 27 years before publication of this book. A. Nelson Cheney, a distant relative of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was a prominent flyfisher and writer and served as New York State Fish Culturist from 1895 until his death in 1901. Contemporary ink stamp "CAMP TOGUS, FORKED LAKE" first paste-down endpaper with faint bleed to first free endpaper. A complete and pleasing copy of a rare and desirable book

Price: $1,250.00