LIST OF WHARFEDALE FLIES. John Swarbrick.
LIST OF WHARFEDALE FLIES.
LIST OF WHARFEDALE FLIES.

LIST OF WHARFEDALE FLIES. Introduced by Leslie Magee & illustrated by Joan Hassall.

Fleece Press, (2009). Miniature. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4. (54) pages + 6 foldout color plates illustrating 30 fishing flies. Bound in pink & blue Compton marbled paper boards; blue cloth slipcase. TWO ACTUAL fishing flies are mounted on the inside of front and rear boards. Fine. Item #15508

One of 260 "standard" copies. Printed in 7 point Garamond type on blue 1950s Edmonds handmade paper. Swarbick, a farmer, lived near Ilkley, next to the river Wharfe. His manuscript list (1807) is not just description of fly dressings, but also a diary of natural events. A copy of each fly pattern was tied by Stuart Bowdin and photographed for the plates.

Price: $135.00

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