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

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

Fleece Press, (2009). Two volumes. Miniature. 2 1/2 x 2 1/4. (54) pages + 6 foldout color plates illustrating 30 flies. Blue morocco spine, pink & blue Compton marbled paper boards. Plus all 30 fly patterns tied for this book. The flies are mounted within 8 mats which open accordion style, bound in full blue morocco. Both volumes are housed in an ingenious cloth tray case with two wooden boxes.Fine. Item #15518

One of 50 deluxe sets. 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 a 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. An additional 60 sets are published by Ken Smith Publishing.

Price: $1,300.00

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