First Edition of John Waller Hills' A History of Fly Fishing For Trout
A History of Fly Fishing For Trout.
Hills, John Waller.$95.00
Item Number: 56002
London: Philip Allan & Company, 1921.
First edition of this classic on fly fishing. Octavo, original original cloth. In near fine condition with some toning to the spine.
A History of Fly Fishing for Trout is the first book to trace the history of fly fishing from its very beginning, with chapters on Early Sporting Literature, Early Fly Fishing in France, and identifying all the artificial flies mentioned by early writers. "It covers the period from the close of the fifteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth, from the Treatyse to Andrew Lang. The story is very well told and must have involved considerable research. Generous in his appreciations, he can always be relied upon to give an unbiased judgement. The book sets a high standard and one can refer to him with confidence on moot points in angling literature on trout fishing" (Robb Notable Angling Literature).