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Fishing Book, The Practical Fly - Fisher by John Jackson

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Subcategory
Reference
26844
Height
22 cm (8 3/4")
Width
14 cm (5 1/2")
Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
The Practical Fly - Fisher by John Jackson.
Third edition fishing book by John Jackson entitled 'The Practical Fly - Fisher'. It is a hard bound copy with green cloth cover with gilt title and an image of a bee. There are 10 hand coloured plates, 57 pages and a subscriber's list to rear. Inside the front cover there is a bookplate of Maurice Riesco and written in black ink 'Michael Irving 1954'. Title page 'The Practical Fly-Fisher; more particular for, Grayling or Umber. With 10 Plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 Flies, natural and artificial. By the late John Jackson, of Tanfield Mill. Third edition. London: John Slark, 12, Busby Place, Camden Road, N.W. 1880, price 7s.6d'.

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.
Height
22 cm (8 3/4")
Width
14 cm (5 1/2")
Depth
2 cm (0 3/4")
Condition
Very Good
Year
1880
Country
United Kingdom