Liverpool: The Liverpool Printing and Stationery Company, Limited / Henry Whitty, (1886). First issue thus.
9 colour plates illustrating 55 flies. Preface derides Kirby Hooks as being now chiefly used for bait fishing and recommends Hutchinson's and Limericks for tied flies. Bookplate of E. J. (Ted) Malone, author of "Irish Trout & Salmon Flies," an expert fly-dresser, and Ireland's leading authority on Irish fly patterns verso front wrapper. Malone's signed presentation to fellow fly fisher on same page.Very good. Item #900142
4-3/8 x 5-1/4", gilt decorated green cloth over thin boards, 45pp, appended by 1p advertisement for Henry Whitty Fly Making catalogue.
A bit of rust-staining around metal stapled binding, an eminently collectible work with a desirable association in very good condition overall.