FLY-FISHING -- [CHITTY, Edward.] The Illustrated Fly-Fisher's Text Book. A complete guide to the science of fly-fishing for salmon, trout, grayling, &c., by Theophilus South, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1845. 8, engraved frontispiece, additional title and 37 plates after Cooper, Newton, Fielding, F. A. Lee and others, woodcut diagrams (some browning of plate and page edges), red half morocco by Brtault, flat-backed spine with gilt lettering and floral ornament, original green cloth covers bound in, t.e.g. A re-issue of the original 1841 edition with additional illustrations. W. & S. p. 198: "the work is one of the best of its class"; Petit 2001: "superbe exemplaire".
SHIPLEY, William. A True Treatise on the Art of Fly-fishing, Trolling etc., as practised on the Dove and on the principal streams of the midland counties, applicable to every trout and grayling river in the Empire ... edited by Edward Fitzgibbon, London: Simpkin Marshall, 1838. 12, etched frontispiece by O. Jewitt and 4 illustrations on India paper, mounted, wood-engraved tail-piece, later half calf, spine gilt, t.e.g., others uncut. LARGE PAPER COPY. W. & S. p. 194: "A few copies were on large paper with cuts on India paper"; Petit 1941.
Together with 7 other leather-bound works on fly-fishing, comprising Frederic M. Halford Floating Flies and How to Dress Them (London, 1886) bound by Zaehnsdorf for R. T. Hamilton Bruce, Hewett Wheatley The Rod and Line (London, 1849), John Jackson The Practical Fly-fisher, more particularly for grayling or umber ... third edition (London, 1880), The Angler's Handbook (London, 1846, 16), John Brunton On Grayling (London, 1882), H. R. Francis The Fly-fisher and his Library (1856), H. A. Rolt Grayling Fishing in South Country Streams (London, 1901) and The Book of the Flyfishers Club 1884-1934 (London, 1934). (9)