Category: Fishing - Antique
Vintage Fishing Book, Fly Dressers' Guide by John Veniard.
An angling book by John Veniard entitled 'Fly Dressers' Guide' and published by E. Veniard, Thornton Heath, England. This is a hard back copy with original green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. Title page printed in black with image of a tied fly 'Fly Dressers' Guide by John Veniard. Published by E. Veniard, Thornton Heath, England'. Frontispiece image of the late Ernest Veniard senior. Dedicated and signed in ink by the author 'With Regards John Veniard'. Inside the front cover there is a bookplate of Maurice Riesco who also wrote the preface.
A bookplate, or ex libris, is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book, to express ownership. By the late 19th century, bookplates had developed into a highly imaginative form of miniature art.