London: Chapman & Hall, 1854. First Edition. Original cloth. Duodecimo (7,25" x 4.5"), dark navy cloth with gilt three-tailed mayfly device. Title gilt-stamped, and covers decorated in blind. All edges gilt. 155pp. Frontispiece and 7 full-page engravings. Some edgewear, and the top of the spine is somewhat chipped, with a half-inch tear in the cloth. Corners lightly bumped. Former owner's bookplate on front free endpaper. Good +. Item #19446
The appendix includes rinstructions on tying certain flies and a list of flies recommended for the months March to September. Fascinating and useful today!