A Quaint Treatise on Flies and Flymaking by WH Aldam

When I initially saw this first edition, second issue copy of WH Aldam's treatise it was love at first sight: quite a remarkable book with gorgeous gilt work and absolutely stunning chromolithographs! This book was once part of Judith Bowman's collection and it is said that only 220 copies exist, with this one being especially nice and bright. Rich green cloth cover with elaborate gold fish, edges solid with very slight wear to corners. The spine is similarly gilt and green. Pages have a lovely red border and the edges are gold. Inside are two splendid chromo-lithographs by James Poole, as well as 22 sunken mounts containing specimens of feathers and finished flies: quite charming indeed. Some light foxing here and there, though all materials are original to the volume and there is no insect damage as is sometimes found. London: John B. Day, 3, Savoy Street, Strand, 1876. A splendid addition to anyone's sporting library. Don't miss this one!

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