BLACKER (WILLIAM) Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, WITH OVER 70 SPECIMENS, 1843
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BLACKER (WILLIAM) Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, WITH OVER 70 SPECIMENS, 1843
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BLACKER (WILLIAM)
Catechism of Fly Making, Angling and Dyeing, Comprising Most Essential Information, letterpress title on thick paper, engraved title (to first edition), 6 lithographed plates, OVER 75 FLIES AND FLY-TYING SPECIMENS MOUNTED WITH SILVER SEALS on 4 thick card sheets, endpapers, the verso of the titles and some in the text (3 seemingly missing), Blacker's advertisement printed on yellow paper inside upper cover, early calf gilt, g.e. [Westwood & Satchell, p.32], 12mo, the Author, 8 December, 1843

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  • FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY. An expanded edition, with 130 pages. This copy has over 70 specimens of flies and fly-tying specimens, including four pages illustrating the full method of tying flies according to Blacker's principles, signed "P. Gowlland fecit 1847", one captioned "W. Blacker's method vide page 5", another "vide page 12".
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