KELSON, G.M. The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It.

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KELSON, G.M. The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use It. Published by the Author. c/o Messrs. Wyman & Sons, Limited. 1895.

4to. Original dark plum cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, bevelled edges, in matching slipcase; pp. xiv + 510 + xlv [advertisements]; 8 colour plates of flies, numerous other illustrations; spine a little sunned, blindstamp of previous owner to title page, a very good copy.
First edition. An exhaustive guide to fishing flies and equipment, with a final chapter on casting techniques, the brought order to the classification of salmon flies and still stands as a classic of the literature. The plates are notable for their colour and detail.
Heckscher 1150. Hampton, p. 57: "Every possible and impossible fly is described."

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