Schmookler, Paul & Ingrid V. Sills (editors) Rare and Unusual Fly Tying Materials: A Natural History Vol I & Vol II
Westborough, MA The Complete Sportsman 1994 Limited/Numbered Cloth Fine Fine
The two-volume Limited Edition set: "Produced in a separate printing on heavier Glossy Art paper than the standard trade editions, these Limited edition books are hand bound in quarter Morocco leather and hand marbled paper. All edges and stamping are 24 kt gilt. Each book is slipcased, and both books are signed and numbered by the authors, and limited to 250 copies." "Published in two volumes. The first volume, Birds (1994, 1997), and the second volume Birds & Mammals (1997) cover different fly tying materials, and together, these books comprise the most definitive work on fly tying. Volume 1 contains information on 115 different birds whose feathers have historically been used in fly tying, and includes such species as the Indian crow, blue chatterer, golden pheasant, Lady Amherst pheasant, corncrake, toucan, guinea fowl, ocellated turkey, merlin, coot, Baikal teal, wood duck, and scarlet macaw. Volume 2 covers topics such as the history of breeding poultry for hackle, modern poultry production, the history of sericulture, and the mammals historically used in fly tying, including various squirrels, the diana monkey, chinchilla, gray fox, brown bear, wolverine, fisher, coyote, seal, elk, white-tailed deer, and goat. Heralded by Fly Fisherman Magazine and in the New York Times as two of the best books for the Holidays, and winner of United Fly Tyer's Book-of-the-Year award, this 2-volume set is a must for every angler, fly tier,and angling historian. Also quite popular among aviculturists and artists." approximate shi[pping weight 20 lbs.