London: Country Life & George Newnes, Ltd., 1907. First Edition. Hardcover.
Hardy’s classic guide to salmon fishing. Chapters included: Salmon Flies; Dressing the Salmon Fly; The Lesson; The Salmon Fly Rod, Reel, &c.; Lessons in Casting; Fishing the Salmon Fly in Low Water; Hooking and Playing the Fish; Hooks and Knots; Spinning for Salmon; Prawning and Worm Fishing; Wading – The “Priest” – Silkworm Gut – Gut-Casts – Care of Rods and Reels – Odds and Ends; with a table of dressings of 345 salmon flies, alphabetically arranged and numbered.Very good. Item #901009
5-1/2 x 8-3/4”, gilt decorated green cloth, 169pp, table, frontis. portrait of the author, 32 black & white plates, 1 color plate featuring 12 salmon flies.
Toning to leaves, a bit of foxing to preliminary leaves, a bit of very minor rubbing to edges of cloth, tight, square, cloth bright, free of owner’s marks, very good, in custom acetate wrapper.