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Title: Streamers and Bucktails: The Big Fish Flies. {Deluxe Edition}.
Description: New York. Alfred A. Knopf. 1980. Deluxe Edition. Thick 8vo. (9 x 7). 395 pp. including index. Number 33 of 36 copies. Inscribed and signed by Joseph Bates to a well-known west coast sporting bookseller on the limitation page. Tipped-in color frontispiece of a brown trout. Color plates showing a large number of streamer patterns. Text illustrations. One of Mr. Bates' best books because he did a great deal of original research, contacting many of the best practitioners of the sport and collecting a large number of original fly patterns. Bound in full green morocco with gilt titles, decorations, and raised bands on the spine. Green marbled end papers. Silk ribbon marker. Matching green cloth slip case. Laid-in is a typed letter signed from Joseph Bates offering the book for sale to the bookseller (with the original mailing envelope), the prospectus, and a three-page photocopy describing a fishing trip Mr. Bates enjoyed at Illiama, Alaska in 1986. The book, slip case and laid-in material all in fine condition. Signed by Author.


Price: US$ 550.00 Seller: Bruce Cave Fine Books
- Book number: 007275

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