G.E.M. Skues - First Edition Book Set


For sale here is a set of first edition books by G E M Skues. All three are rare and hard to find first editions, two of which were originally in the Payne Gallway family library and are inscribed accordingly (the P-Gs of British shooting and publishing fame). These are essential books for any angling library, and to find them in relatively good condition, with no splits or loose pages, only adds to the value.

Since we originally listed these, with some minor rodent damage I’ve had them restored by a professional Bookbinder & Conservator. See new photos.

The books are being sold as a pair, and won't be split.These books will ship from our UK office.

Minor Tactics of the Chalk Stream and Kindred Studies.

A&C Black, 1910, First Edition, Tall octavo (8vo) with a coloured frontispiece of flies, original olive cloth, gilt lettering.

Superbly reviewed by Dr Andrew Herd at - http://www.flyfishinghistory.com/minor_tactics_of_the_chalk_stream.htm

"Minor Tactics is the book which charts Skues first steps towards the formation of this theory of nymph fishing and it should be read together with The Way of a Trout with a Fly"

The Way of a Trout with a Fly and Some Further Studies in Minor Tactics

A. & C. Black, 1921. First edition. Tall octavo. 259 pages. Illustrated with one monochrome plate (frontispiece) and two colour plates, original olive cloth, gilt lettering.

Also reviewed by Dr Andrew Herd here - http://www.flyfishinghistory.com/way_of_a_trout_with_a_fly.htm

"This is a classic and I often wonder if Skues knew it would be when he set pen to paper. The book is inspirational in a way that Halford's work never was and grips the reader's attention right from the cover..."

Nymph Fishing for Chalk Stream Trout.

A. & C. Black, 1939. First edition. Tall octavo, 137 pages. Colour frontispiece of nymph patterns and original b & w plate.

In good condition, some foxing, all pages and images intact. Photos included herein.

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