London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1836. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, viii, rebound in 19th century, red cloth, 115pp, index, 19 hand-colored engraved plates Else Very Good. Item #900059
First Edition. The author's hand-colored etchings feature both the natural and artificial fly "to enable him (the Tyro) to imitate the natural fly correctly". In his four chapters, the author makes observations on trout and grayling and on the best manner of fishing for them, and and offers suggestion of best tackle and flies for use every month in the season. Inked owner's inscription dated 1840 on half-title, previous owner's name/place in pencil first paste-down endpaper still faintly visible, modest foxing throughout, heavy foxing to half-title, edge-wear and spine fading to cloth, else a very good copy overall.