Sale 18JJ01 | Lot 132

HALFORD, FREDERIC M. Dry Fly Entomology, a brief description of the leading types of natural insects serving as food for trout and grayling with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them.

Catalogue: Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Lot Details

Lot 132
HALFORD, FREDERIC M. Dry Fly Entomology, a brief description of the leading types of natural insects serving as food for trout and grayling with the 100 best patterns of floating flies and the various methods of dressing them.
London: Vinton & Co., 1897. Copy 38 of 100 (W. Harding's copy by the subscription list), signed by Halford. Two volumes, publisher's brown morocco gilt over bevelled boards, top edges gilt. 11 x 8 inches (28 x 20 cm); xvi, 314, [ii-ad] pp., with 28 plates, those of flies hand-colored; [2] pp., 12 recessed mounts with 100 original mounted and labelled flies. Bindings lightly rubbed, spines faded but sound, minor staining to the extreme fore-edge of several leaves in the index, some foxing to fly mounts as usual.
Halford, the great authority on chalk-stream fishing, has been called the "High Priest of the Dry Fly". Beginning his angling career with coarse fishing on the Thames as a boy, he learned fly fishing in his twenties on a beat on the River Wandle, and became one of the foremost exponents of the art.


Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Sold for $875 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Sold for $875 (includes buyer's premium)

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Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

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