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Dry Fly-Fishing In Theory and Practice. by  Frederic M Halford - Signed First Edition - 1889 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 86343)

Dry Fly-Fishing In Theory and Practice.

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Dry Fly-Fishing In Theory and Practice.

by Halford, Frederic M

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1889. Signed limited first edition, one of a 100 large paper copies, signed by Frederic Halford. Quarto, bound in the publisher's full green morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, with 26 mounted plates, five of them in color, and many illustrations on tissue in text. In near fine condition, bookplate. The purists among dry-fly fishermen will not under any circumstances cast except over rising fish, and prefer to remain idle the entire day rather than attempt to persuade the wary inhabitants of the stream to rise at an artificial fly, unless they have previously seen a natural one taken in the same position." It is the touchstone text of a dogmatic approach to chalk-stream fishing that was later challenged by Skues, but which is still fundamental to modern angling: "the true value of the book is reflected by its overwhelming fascination as the harbinger of an entirely new era in the history of fly fishing, the era in which every one of us lives today. It is the era in which the importance of entomology is at last fully appreciated. It is also, in spite of the addition of effective nymphs to our armoury, the era of the dry fly" (Bark, A History of Fly Fishing, 1992).

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
86343
Title
Dry Fly-Fishing In Theory and Practice.
Author
Halford, Frederic M
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1889
Keywords
Dry-Fly Fishing in Theory and Practice, first edition, Fly Fishing, Halford, signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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