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368: West (Leonard) The Natural Trout Fly and its Imita

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West (Leonard) The Natural Trout Fly and its Imitation,first edition, made up copy, 13 colour plates with tissue-guards, 3 plain full-page illustrations, trimmed, with 108 dressed flies in 9 sunken mounts in 5 thick card leaves, very light water-staining to lower outer corner of title and following leaf, modern dark green morocco with double gilt rule border and title in gilt on upper cover and spine, g.e., [Thacher p.568], 8vo, St.Helens, by the Author, [1912 and later].

***Originally issued in a deluxe edition of c.30 copies, this copy uses the text and plates from the 1912 edition but with modern flies and in a modern binding in the style of the original. A similar copy appeared in the sale of John Simpson's angling library in 2005..

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