Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed). Paul Schmookler, Ingrid V. Sils.
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)
Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)

Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History treating both standard and rare materials, their sources and geography, as used in classic, contemporary, and artistic trout and salmon flies, displayed in photographs, and in the paintings and engravings of history's greatest ornithological zoological illustrators: Volume 1 - Birds; Volume 2 - Birds and Mammals (Signed)

Millis, Massachusetts: The Complete Sportsman, 1994-1997. Limited Edition. Hardcover.

#236 of a limited edition set of 250 sets. Signed by both authors on limitation page each volume.  Greeting card published by The Complete Sportsman with illustration from Volume 1 and with presentation inscription signed by both authors laid into Volume 1. Illustrated with photographs by Robert Rohonczy; materials and flies photographed by the authors. Foreword Volume 1 by Eric Leiser.

The definitive work on materials from birds and mammals used in fly tying. Volume 1 concentrates on 115 different birds from 39 families whose feathers are used in the creation of angling flies.  In Volume 2, the authors continue their discussion of birds used in fly tying with a look at 8 birds from the emu to the black-billed magpie, followed by a discussion of breeding of poultry for fly tying in America, modern hackle production, various mammals historically used in fly tying from Diana monkeys to wild boar, the history of sericulture, and use of metallic threads and tinsels in fly tying, and selected fly dressings. Over 500 photographs and illustrations in vivid color.

Item #900599

11-3/8 x 14-1/4", 1/2 blue morocco, hand-marbled paper over boards, all edges gilt, xvii, 286pp, xxiv, 345pp, fully illus. in vivid color, with citations & selected bibliography and index each volume.

Spine of Volume 2 is very slightly toned as is usual with this set, a fine, bright, vividly illustrated set in fine original publisher's slipcases.

Shipping at cost. This set weighs in the neighborhood of 17 pounds. Please inquire for a shipping price quote to your location.

Price: $2,350.00