The Salmon Fly, Kelson
Devon, England. The Flyfisher's Classic Library. 1995 . The Centenary Edition. Limited Edition. 750 copies published. Large 8vo. (9 x 6). lxiv, 510, xiv pp. John Buckland's Introduction is excellent and it shines an illuminating light on George Kelson, his flies, his contemporaries, and his place in the pantheon of salmon fishers and authors. Illustrated frontispiece showing Mr. Kelson elegantly dressed in nineteenth century salmon fishing garb. Eight attractive color plates of the flies recommended by George Kelson along with the dressings for the patterns. Plus dressings for an additional 300 patterns. Text drawings. Hook chart. Illustrated advertisements. The fundamental work on fancy Victorian salmon flies. The book is bound in full black leather with gilt titles and decorations on the spine and front cover. Red and black marbled end papers. Silk ribbon marker. All edges gilt. Black cloth slip case. A beautiful book. Fine in a fine slip case.International customers will pay actual shipping charges on books.