Blacker's Art of Flymaking, &c., Comprising Angling & Dyeing of Colours, with Engravings of Salmon & Trout Flies Shewing the process of the Gentle Craft as Taught in the Pages; With Descriptions of Flies for the Season of the Year as They Come Out of the Water.

London: Rewritten and revised by the author Blacker, himself, 1855. First edition thus, a revision of the author's similar work from 1843. 12mo. xi, (1) 259 pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece, 20 plates, 18 of them hand-colored plates of flies, engraved title page. Westwood & Satchell, p. 33: "Strange medley of practical usefulness and rhapsodical extravagance. The instructions for fly-making are peculiarly concise and clear." Heckscher 203. Sage catalogue, p. 34. Long split along lower plate mark of engraved frontispiece (not affecting the image), but a lovely copy in a wonderful new binding by Phil Dusel. Dark green half morocco, gilt, and marbled boards, spine richly gilt with ornaments between raised bands, leather spine label. (#6767). Item #59450

Price: $1,500.00

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