Trout & Bass.
(Easthampton, MA): Press of the Sea Turtle, 1993. Folio. 75pp., + (14), (6)ff. plates. One of 50 deluxe copies with two extra suites of illustrations signed by the artist, Alan James Robinson: one suite of the black & white wood engravings from the text, and the other a series of six hand-colored etchings of trout and bass. This copy also contains an extra original, signed watercolor laid in that is not called for in the deluxe edition. A selection of prose and poetry in celebration of angling, from authors including John Dennys, Izaak Walton, John Gay, and James A. Henshall. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings and hand-colored etchings of fish and some of the various flies used to catch them. In addition to being an artist and the founder of the Cheloniidae Press, later re-named Press of the Sea Turtle, Robinson is also a passionate fly-fisherman. Two prospectuses laid in, one of which has two hand-colored illustrations and is signed by Robinson. Bound in quarter vellum with exposed stitching on the spine. Housed in a green cloth box, inside of which are eighteen mounted and labeled flies hand-tied by master fly-tyer Jack Gartside, who also wrote the Afterword. Extremely fine. (Item ID: 23571)