Lot 222
Sold for £437 (US$ 735) inc. premium
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FRANCIS (FRANCIS) [Fly Wallet], printed on vellum, signed by Francis at foot of introduction, 10 printed pages of text (introduction, and description of 32 flies), 2 felted pages (for hooks), 10 leaves each with 5 slip pockets for flies, with upwards of 70 actual specimens of flies present, contents near loose in publisher's morocco wallet binding, strap, 8vo, Bowness and Bowness, [c.1870]


  • "Anglers, young Anglers especially, are often at a loss to select a good list of killing flies for themselves, and it is to aid them in their choice that the list has been compiled... if the angler want to know more about the list of Flies I have given, or to learn how I recommend them to be dressed, he must consult my "Book of Angling" (Introduction, signed in ink by Francis). This copy has upwards of 70 actual flies.
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