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Aldam's Flees & the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making  

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A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making," by an Old Man Well Known on the Derbyshire Streams as a First-Class Fly-Fisher a Century Ago. Printed from an Old Ms. Never Before Published, the Original Spelling and Language Being Retained, with Editorial Notes and Patterns of Flies, and Samples of the Materials for Making Each Fly

Aldam, W.H.


John B. Day



xiii, [3], 91, [1] pp. With 2 mounted chromolithograph plates from watercolors by James Poole; 22 sunken mounts containing samples of fly-making materials and two specimen flies on 11 pages. (4to) 27.5x21.5 cm (10¾x8¼"), original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt and black, all edges gilt. Endpapers renewed. First Edition.

Marvelous work containing actual samples of feathers, fishing line, thread, miniature hooks, etc., used in the creation of hand-tied flies. Westwood & Satchell p.3. Embossed stamp of Karl Webendorfer on half title.

Lot Amendments

Extremities lightly worn, endpapers renewed; light foxing; very good.

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