Lyon, Mississippi: Derrydale Press, 1994.
Limited Edition. Leather. Octavo, black and gilt decorated brown full leather, xii, 272pp, illus., 3pp publisher's ads front and back of book, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Item #900221
Fly Fisherman's Gold Library, Limited Edition of 2500 copies, unnumbered, unused Derrydale Press personalizable bookplate laid in. Originally published in 1921, the author speaks to the hunter and scientist with chapters on optics, mechanics, and the colour-sense of fish; the fly-tier with advice on waterside fly-tying and a discourse on flies of the future; the fish-breeder with a discussion of waterweeds and the treatment of mud; the naturalist with tales of birds and the habits of fish; and the poacher who will benefit from information provided for the rest. A last chapter is a short one-act play set in the future (A.D. 2014) at an idyllic sewage farm, a pellucid stream flowing through fertile meadows where flies are raised and nymphs are freed into the stream in a timely manner to accommodate visiting anglers. As new.