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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Ronalds, Alfred 
'THE FLY-FISHERS ENTOMOLOGY'. LIVERPOOL: HENRY YOUNG & SONS, 1913
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Ronalds, Alfred 
'THE FLY-FISHERS ENTOMOLOGY'. LIVERPOOL: HENRY YOUNG & SONS, 1913
Estimate
2,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 USD
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Ronalds, Alfred 
'THE FLY-FISHERS ENTOMOLOGY'. LIVERPOOL: HENRY YOUNG & SONS, 1913
2 volumes, 4to (9 13/16 x 7 3/8 in.; 249 x 188mm). 20 plates, 14 of which colored, printed tissue guards, 48 artificial flies in sunken mounts on 9 plates; some foxing to endleaves and verso of mounts, toning to edges of mounts. Original green morocco-backed cloth, upper boards with central medallion pictorially stamped in blue and gilt, double gilt rules, flat spines with gilt text, rules, and repeat fly motif, top edge gilt; some minor soiling to boards, corners bumped, extremities a bit rubbed, some foxing to edges.
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Provenance

C.R. Morphy (labels to front pastedowns)

Literature

Heckscher 1644

Catalogue Note

Deluxe edition, number 162 of 250 copies, signed by the publisher

Though some of the practices and fashions outlined by Ronalds were perhaps outmoded by 1913, 'The Fly-fisher's Entomology' had remained the fly-fishing "how-to" book more than 70 years after its original publication. This text set the standard for fly-fishing treatises as it practically communicated various angling techniques, and, most importantly, illustrated flies in color, which proved most useful to anglers. 

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