SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES AND FISHING, GENEROUSLY ILLUSTRATED, ONE OF 600 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND WITH SPECIAL WATERCOLOR FRONTISPIECE
BATES, Joseph D. Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing. Line Drawings by Milton C. Weiler. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, (1970). Octavo, original half gray cloth gilt, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, original cardboard slipcase with mounted pictorial label. $900.
Signed limited first edition, number 103 of 600 copies signed by the author and with a reproduced Weiler watercolor as frontispiece, further illustrated with 25 full-page black-and-white photographs, eight color plates and numerous in-text line drawings.
"Few experienced anglers will dispute the paramount opinion that, pound for pound, the Atlantic salmon is the world's most exciting and challenging fish that can be taken with an artificial fly in fresh water." So begins this thorough—and thoroughly illustrated—guide to the tools and techniques needed by the successful Atlantic salmon angler.
A fine copy.