London: Adams and Charles Black, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028054
Half-title, 374 pages. Color frontispiece shows Salmon fishing on the Dee by Joseph Farquharson, one of the great fly fishermen of the day as he writes of the spirit of the chase, the elusive quarry, the rivers and lakes and the use of rod, reel, and line. He asks the question: Are the Salmon declining? and then addresses specific places and unique salmon issues. He has several interesting illustrations from Loch Tay, the Severn at Stagborough Hill, the largest salmon known to have been caught by a lady. Bound in dark blue pictorial gilt cloth depicting a salmon, lettering gilt pictorial gilt spine depicting a fly-hook, lettering gilt, top edge gilt, previous owner's name, corners bumped, some bubbling to cloth on rear board, in the elusive color pictorial dust jacket with chipping to head, chipping to corners and small piece torn away at bottom corner of front panel, old tape mends to head of jacket.