Honey Dun Press
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THE FLY FISHER'S LEGACY
Written by George Scotcher.
Stock no. 2111577
Published by Honey Dun Press. 1st thus 1974. Fine condition.
The Legacy is one of the rarest books in angling literature, originally published in 1810. It was the first angling book to contain a coloured plate illustrating some of the insects imitated by fly dressers. This edition was printed on Abbey Mills Greenfield Laid paper. Each copy containing a hand-coloured facsimile of the frontis used in the first edition. 325 copies were printed as a standard limited edition. Green morocco grained leather spine with gilt title. Swedish hand-marbled paper sides. In specially made marbled board box with paper label. ISBN: 0904104001. This is copy no. 343. Contained in near fine slip-case, that just has a little foxing to title plates.
Written by Matthias Van Der Goes.
Stock no. 814701
Published by Honey Dun Press. 1st 1978. As new condition.
An accurate facsimile of the 1872 edition. The book was originally published probably in 1492 in Old Flemish and as such is therefore the first printed work relating to the sport of angling. In 1872 an edition of 25 copies was privately printed and it is from one of these that the Honey Dun Press produced their facsimile in a limited edition of 150 copies. The book is printed on English hand made paper with deckled edges. The top edge coloured. Red morocco grained leather spine with gilt title. Swedish hand marbled paper boards. In Honey Dun Press style of card boxes with paper labels. 125 copies were for sale, 25 copies were out of series for private distribution. This is one of the 25 copies. Text in English. With woodcut illustrations as printed in the original Flemish edition. ISBN: 0904104052. This is an out-of-series copy no. 00. Box has the copy number written on top front corner.