A collection of prose and poetry from four centuries including John Dennys 1613, Sir Izaak Walton l653, George Seabury l890, R. H. Russell l902 and James A. Henshall l88l. Introduction by writer and naturalist Stephen Bodio, and Afterword by Master Flytyer Jack Gartside. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson, includes six watercolored etchings (Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass), eight woodengravings and ten linecut drawings. Set in Arrighi and Centaur and printed by Harold P. McGrath on Cheloniidae Rag paper.
27 x 56 cm

The portfolio 50 copies
Contains excerpts of the above described text hand-sewn in paper wrappers with a suite of the six etchings and eight woodengravings, all laid in a full linen box.

Regular edition 50 copies
Full text bound in a unique quarter-vellum binding with all of the prints (six etchings, eight woodengravings and ten linecuts) enclosed in a separate chemise, all laid in a full linen box.

Deluxe edition 50 copies
Full text and all of prints including the six etchings bound in quarter-vellum. Includes a complete suite of the prints enclosed in a special case with a selection of twelve Trout and six Bass presentation flies tied by Master Flytyer Jack Gartside mounted in the cover.

Artists proofs 5 copies
Available as the above deluxe edition with an extra drawing and a watercolor for each of the six etchings, in a second chemise.
Twelve original pieces altogether.

Alan James Robinson - 413-527-8557