The Sporting & Wildlife Sale | 24 April 2013
Carroll (W.) - The Angler's Vade Mecum,
Sold for £150
The Angler's Vade Mecum,
containing a descriptive account of the Water Flies…, first edition , half-title, 12 hand-coloured engraved plates, a little foxed and soiled, light water-staining to lower margin, contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, corners and head of spine worn, [Thacher p.102; W&S pp.50-51], 8vo, Edinburgh, 1818.
⁂ One of the earliest books with plates of flies in colour, containing 194 examples of natural flies arranged from May to September. A contemporary ink inscription on the front free endpaper notes, "July 28th I caught 7 Perch with an artificial fly called the red hackle and also 3 trout at ?Beactuef."
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 10.00am
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