Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Thick 4to
Publisher: Boston: John Wilson and Son, Incorporated, 1902.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Frank M. Johnson
A most handsome Limited first edition in two volumes in Near Fine condition. Minor soiling and wear to covers and occasional minute foxing. Bound in tan suede with embossed and hand-painted fishing flies in top left corner of each volume and a circular medallion at lower right. Printed on hand-made paper with silk endpapers. All illustrations and tissue guards present. 2v. (, xxviii, 313, ; , xii, 368,  p.).
In this two-volume set, Frank Johnson has collected his own essays with those of notable anglers such as William Harris, Archibald Mitchell, John Quackenbos, and E. S. Osgood; and he has tied them all together in a beautifully crafted and illustrated work of art. Ninety different images (some full-page color) including flies and lures, fish, and views such as lakes, rivers and mountains.
Scarce portfolio of 12 additional A. D. Turner plates not included. One of 350 Limited Edition copies, not numbered ; B & W and Colorplates.