BLACKER (WILLIAM) Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, 1843
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BLACKER (WILLIAM) Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, 1843
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BLACKER (WILLIAM)
Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, 2 engraved titles (including that to the first edition of "Art of Angling"), 6 plates, 31 flies attached with plain silver paper seals, additional card leaf (captioned "See table") with 6 flies attached by blindstamped silver paper seals, marbled endpapers, Blacker's purple advertisement inside upper cover, and smaller label "W. Blacker... 54 Dean St., Soho, London" on recto of front free endpaper, polished calf gilt, g.e., original black morocco slipcase blindstamped "Blacker's Art of Fly Making" on upper cover [Westwood & Satchell, p.32], 8vo, by the author, December 8, 1843

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  • The expanded edition of Blacker's Art of Angling, with 130 pages of text, the addition of 31 actual fly specimens placed next to their descriptions, and a leaf of 6 specimens demonstrating "the process taught in the following catechism of fly-making".
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