London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
CARROLL, W. The Angler's Vade Mecum, Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable, 1818. 8, half title, 12 hand-coloured etched plates (title dust soiled, a few light spots on plates), late 19th-century half calf with brown morocco labels (rubbed). Provenance: United Society of Anglers (name on lower spine label).
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. The plates contain almost two hundred examples of natural flies "painted from when in the full perfection of their colours," arranged under the months from May to September, and all referred to by numbers rather than names. W. & S. p. 50; Petit 349.
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