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FISHING - HALFORD, Frederick M. (1844-1914). Dry Fly Entomology A brief description of leading types of natural insects serving as food for trout and grayling woth the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them. London: John Bale & Sons for Vinton & Co., 1897.
2 volumes, large 8° (275 x 200mm). Half-title and 1p. subscribers' list in vol.I, titles in red and black. 28 plates, 10 hand-coloured, vol.II with 12 card leaves with sunken mounts with 100 specimen flies tipped-in, illustrations in the text. (Plates browned, some slight spotting.) Original green morocco gilt, vol.I with top edge gilt and others uncut, vol.II gilt edges (some scuffing and discolouration to extremities). Provenance: Earl of Mayo (original subscriber). NUMBER 65 OF 100 DE LUXE COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. (2)
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