MOTTRAM, J.C. Fly-Fishing: Some New Arts and Mysteries.

The Field & Queen (Horace Cox), Ltd. [1915].

£170

Crown 8vo. Original blue cloth, blocked in gilt; pp. xii + 272; numerous illustrations and diagrams in the text; spine a little dulled, otherwise a very good, bright copy.

First edition. Mottram was a radiologist and his scientific, forward-thinking approach permeates this book which, uniquely, ends with a fishing scene set 100 years in the future. "I had come to think of him as the completely unsung genius of English angling literature. I consider Some New Arts and Mysteries one of the most innovative fishing books ever written." (Gingrich, ~i.The Fishing in Print~i~).

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