BAINBRIDGE, George Cole. The Fly Fisher's Guide, illustrated by coloured plates, representing upwards of forty of the most useful flies, accurately copied from nature. Liverpool: G. Cruickshank. 1816.
8vo. Original cloth backed boards, paper label to spine; pp. viii + 150, 8 hand-coloured plates including frontispiece; front hinge tender, very good. Provenance: corner of title page with library stamp and deaccession stamp of New College, University of Edinburgh.
First edition. Bainbridge's book paved the way for later angler-entomologists, especially in his analysis of changing flies through the seasons.
Westwood & Satchell p. 21.