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.]. 1849.
8vo. Original cloth, blocked in gilt and blind; pp. x + 115 + 32 [publisher's catalogue], 20 hand-coloured engraved plates, mostly of flies, errata slip; previous owner's signature in pencil to ffep, very good.
Fourth edition. 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... in the 3rd edition appears an announcement that the author prepares for sale the whole series of flies and also supplies a fly-case of 'new construction'" (Westwood & Satchell, p.178).