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AUTUMNS ON THE SPEY. By A.E. Knox, M.A., F.L.S. With four illustrations by Wolf. Medlar Press leather-bound edition.

Knox (Alfred Edward).

Verlag: Medlar Press. Ellesmere.
Hardcover
Verkäufer Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd (MACHYNLLETH, Vereinigtes Königreich)

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(1872) 1999 new edition. Small 8vo (125 x 195mm). Pp158. Tinted plates by J. Wolf. Pictorial dark green leather gilt, silk marker. Slipcase. Fine in cloth slipcase. One of 139 numbered leatherbound copies. A facsimile of the first edition of 1872. "Knox's classic has long been valued by salmon fishers for its fascinating and unique list of nineteenth century Spey flies, but this diverting book deserves a much wider audience. The author was a lucky man indeed to fish the Spey a hundred and forty years ago, when the river was silver with fish and the old flies still held sway. Within a generation, the lures he treasured would be eclipsed by the gaudy riot of standard patterns so beloved of Kelson and Hale. But for a precious moment, Knox was free to fish the old way, before the rising tide of popularity of salmon fishing swept away everything he knew and treasured. A wonderfully evocative book about the glory days of salmon fishing on Scotland's most famous river." "The great value of Knox's book apart from his descriptions of the heyday of sport on the Spey in the latter half of the 19th Century lies in the recipes for the old Spey flies." (FFCL catalogue). "Amongst the volumes of my modest fishing library I have come to appreciate the ones with the 'real' fishing stories more than those which are mainly dealing with the theory and practice of fishing and fly-tying. I like a good story about fishing, especially when written by an experienced angler -and A. E. Knox was just that." (Henrik Strandgaard). . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29041

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Titel: AUTUMNS ON THE SPEY. By A.E. Knox, M.A., ...

Verlag: Medlar Press. Ellesmere.

Einband: Hardcover

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PAUL MORGAN IS A LEADING DEALER in scarce, out-of-print & new books on fishing and field sports. Paul has developed this business over more than thirty years. His business, Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., carries the world's largest range of books on fishing and field sports, sporting guns and dogs, deer, big game hunting & falconry. Coch-y-Bonddu Books is also a noted publisher of fine sporting works, as well as being the custodian of the famous Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint. Under Paul's editorial direction, the list of titles available under both his Coch-y- Bonddu Books imprint and the Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint grows by the month. Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., incorporated in the United Kingdom, Company No. 04636991. Registered address: 15 Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AG. Business and correspondence Address: 13 Heol Pentrerhedyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DG.

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