Sale 18JJ01 | Lot 133

HALFORD, FREDERIC M. An Angler's Autobiography.

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

Lot Details

Lot 133
HALFORD, FREDERIC M. An Angler's Autobiography.
London: Vinton & Co., 1903. Copy 17 of 100, signed by Halford. Publisher's full green morocco lettered with the title on the upper cover, top edges gilt. 11 x 7 1/2 inches (28 x 20 cm); xvxiv, 286 pp., with frontispiece and 43 photographic plates (including many fine photogravures). Binding with minimal wear, spine toned to dark chestnut as usual. Henry A. Portong's copy, with his bookplate.
The fourth work in Halford's Dry Fly Series, and a classic of the literature of angling memoirs. Beginning his angling career with coarse fishing on the Thames as a boy, Halford learned fly fishing in his twenties on a beat on the River Wandle, and became one of the foremost exponents of the art.


Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $250 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $250 (includes buyer's premium)

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Angling Books from the Collection of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 12pm EDT