The Fly-Fisher's EntymologyRONALDS, Alfred
Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect. And accompanied by a few Observations and Instructions relative to Trout-and-Grayling Fishing.
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1844.
Third edition with twenty copper-plates. 8vo (220x135mm). Pp. x [i.e. xii] 116, 32 page publisher’s catalogue. Publisher’s dark green cloth blind stamped to upper and lower covers, title in gilt on upper cover. Corners are bumped and rubbed. The joint with the upper cover has is slightly cracked at the head and the joint with the lower cover is cracked but holding. There is wear and some chipping to the head and foot of the backstrip. The boards are in nice clean and clear condition. The contents are in very condition with only very minor foxing and soiling to the edges. The very pretty plates, protected by tissue guards, are in excellent condition. Ronalds’s study is still regarded as one of the leading works in angling literature for its scientific accuracy, its beautiful illustrations (by Ronalds himself) and its obvious love of the art of fly-fishing.