London: Faber & Faber, 1951, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white drawings; Tables; Frontispiece;
From the cover: The ideal way to learn to fish is, perhaps, to be born into a fishing family and never have to give the matter of learning a thought. There are, however, thousands who secretly wish they were fishermen but, shyly lacking knowledge of how to begin, never achieve their ambition. And there are others who do not take the plunge until middle age, and then suddenly realize how much they have missed and how easy it would have been for them to start if only one of the books they had tried had been both sufficiently simple and comprehensive to have given them the necessary confidence. We believe that this is such a book a book for all who wish to learn the delightful art of fly fishing for trout and grayling in rivers and brooks and lakes.
No book by itself will make you a fisherman, but practice with a book to help you will provided that book contains all the essentials and all the elementary things you need to know. It has been the special aim of the author and illustrator to include such information and at the same time give the reasons for every step in your instruction. They also give a sufficient description of the habits of the trout and grayling and the flies they feed upon to enable the beginner quickly to take his place in the great fellowship of fly-fishers.
The elements of the methods of dressing artificial flies have been included, because this supplementary art is so easy to acquire and its acquisition adds so much to the pleasure of fishing.
Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends, heavier tanning to the spine, and a long tear to the join of the lower panel. Leans. Price Clipped. Previous owners’ name to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
Green boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 118 pages. Index. 8¼” x 5½”.