RONALDS, Alfred. The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect: and accompanied by a Few Observations and I….

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RONALDS, Alfred The Fly-Fisher's Entomology, illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect: and accompanied by a Few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing. Longman [etc.]. 1836.

8vo. Original cloth boards, sometime rebacked in half dark brown calf, gilt lettering to spine; pp. viii + 115, 19 hand-coloured engraved plates, mostly of flies; a little occasional foxing, old tape marks to rear flyleaf, previous owner's signature to half title, very good
First edition. Scarce. A classic angling book which ran to may editions, it "…displays a rare combination of entomological and piscatorial science. The drawings of the natural fly in juxtaposition with the artificial, are of great value and nicety" (Westwood & Satchell, p.178).

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