The Sporting & Wildlife Sale | 24 April 2013
The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation, first edition, [one of approximatel...
The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation, first edition, [one of approximately 30 de luxe copies], 102 actual flies within 9 sunken mounts, 16 colour plates, tissue guards, slightly browned, publisher's green morocco, gilt, edges and corners bumped, g.e., 8vo, St Helens, for the Author, .
⁂ "If you are interested in fly-fishing for trout and grayling, then take my advice and get a copy of the first edition of 'The Natural Trout-Fly and its Imitation'… Mr. West could not find a publisher to take a risk of so many coloured plates, so he decided to do it himself, and I feel sure he will soon find his strictly limited first edition sold out… the book is an angler's record of insects SEEN at the waterside, and gives an enormous number of illustrations of natural insects all done in colour… I am sure no one will regret taking my advice and buying this book." - R.B. Marston, The Fishing Gazette, Vol. 65, August, 1912.
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 10.00am
19th April 9.00am - 4.00pm
20th April 9.00am - 12.30pm
22nd April 9.00am - 6.00pm
23rd April 9.00am - 5.30pm
Morning of Sale from 8.30am