Dry Fly Entomology

HALFORD, Frederick M.

147613 A brief description of leading types of natural insects serving as food for trout and grayling with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them. Vinton & Co. (London, 1897) 8.75"X5.5", half black-leather and aquamarine cloth, gilt titles to upper board, gilt bands and titles to spine, cream eps, teg, outer edge untrimmed, pp. (i-vii) viii-xii, 1-304 incl. index, and 1 page ad for fishing tackle, illustrated by 10 hand-coloured plates, each with tissue protector, and 18 b&w plates as well as numerous b&w engravings. 1897 first edition of a classic text, original binding rebacked with black morocco, new eps, previous owner's signature on half-title, binding sound & tight, corners rubbed, generally v.g. condition. $875.00AUD
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