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.