Near Fine. With a Chronological Appendix Indicating Landmarks in the Evolution of Angling Literature and Some Prefatory Matters Pertaining to the History of The Harry Hawthorn Foundation for the Inculcation and Propagation of the Principles and Ethics of Fly-Fishing, including An Informal Foreword by The Hon. N.A.M. Mackenzie and A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Brayshaw by Roderick L. Haig-Brown. Frontispiece, with textual illustrations and illustrated endpapers. Original brown buckram binding. A near fine copy in an acetate dust wrapper which is a bit edgeworn.
Fair. Signed Warmly INSCRIBED by Read. "Through the kindness of Rex, I send this with fond memories to the lively and lovely Judith. Affectionately, Stanley Read. Vancouver, 17 March '70." 1970. First Edition. Fair-Good in brown cloth, blue lettering, modest edge wear, brown marginal staining front to back mostly on the endpapers but ribboning unobtrusively as well along page tops and bottoms. Two plates, engraved frontispiece. Read was a UBC English Professor and a founding member of the Harry Hawthorn Foundation that first established the collection and has written several articles on Haig-Brown. Includes a Tribute to Tom Brayshaw by Haig-Brown. The bibliography includes many Haig-Brown's entries. 138p. (p)
Very Good. 180118 A Bibliography of Books on Angling and Game Fish in the Library of The University of British Columbia. An Informal Foreward by The Hon. N. A. M. Mackenzie and A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Brayshaw by Roderick K. Haig-Brown. Brown coated paper covered boards with teal lettering on spine and front cover. Beige and white woodcut illustrations on endpapers. Textblock is clean and tight with illustrations throughout. Boards protected by mylar wrapping. Stamp to half-title indicating the book was once part of the libray of H. L. Frew. Frew was a writer/editor for several well known Canadian periodicals including: Western Fisheries Magazine; Pacific Yachting and BC Outdoors Magazine. Presentation copy to Frew from S. Wah Leung of UBC as indicated by notation on a business card attached to the mylar wrapping.
Vancouver, B. C. The Library of the University of British Columbia. 1970. First Edition. 8vo. 138 pp. The Bob Wethern copy. Laid-in is a typed letter signed from Tom Brayshaw on his "Stackhouse" stationary addressed to Bob Wethern. Tommy describes a recent trip he and his wife had taken, a visit with the Paul Needham's, and a few questions for Bob about the Flyfishers Club of Oregon. Also laid-in is a holograph note from Becky Brayshaw: "Love / From / Becky Brayshaw". Photo frontispiece. Text illustrations. Includes A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Brayshaw by Roderick Haig-Brown. For those who may not have known about the late Bob Wethern, he was a distinguished man of letters and one of the founding members of the Flyfishers Club of Oregon. Mr. Wethern also served as acquisitions editor for the Champoeg Press of Forest Grove and in that role was the talented and driving force behind the publication of several well-known works, including two by the late George Grant. The book is bound in brown cloth with green titles. Decorated end papers. Clear plastic dust jacket. A nice copy. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Vancouver, Canada. The Library of the University of British Columbia. 1970. Limited Edition. One of 135 copies of the Deluxe Edition. 8vo. (9 x 6). 138 pp. Foreword by The Hon. N.A.M. MacKenzie and with a Tribute to the Memory of Tom Brayshaw by Roderick Haig-Brown. This copy inscribed by N.A.M. MacKenzie on the half-title in the year of publication. Frontispiece from The Whole Art of Fishing, 1714. Two plates of fish by Tommy Brayshaw. A fine bibliography of the holdings at UBC. Laid in is a photo copy of the prospectus for the book. Bound in full green and cream leather with a wet fly imbedded in the front cover. Glassine dust jacket. Spine gilt dulled, otherwise in fine condition.
Vancouver, Canada. The Library of the University of British Columbia. 1970. Limited Edition. One of 135 copies of the Deluxe Edition. With a signed holograph letter from Roderick Haig-Brown on his Campbell River stationery presenting the book to angling author Joseph Bates Jr. laid-in. Also signed by Haig-Brown under his Tribute essay to Tommy Brayshaw. 8vo. (9 x 6). 138 pp. Foreword by The Hon. N.A.M. MacKenzie. Frontispiece from The Whole Art of Fishing, 1714. Two plates of fish by Tommy Brayshaw. Includes sections on The Henry Hawthorn Foundation for the Inculcation and Propagation of the Principles and Ethics of Fly Fishing-The Contemplative Man's Recreation-Landmarks in the Evolution of the Angling Literature-Some Pseudonyms Used by Angling Authors. This is a fine account of the Hawthorn Foundation and an excellent description of angling titles in the Special Collections' holdings at UBC. With the original four-page prospectus laid-in. The book is bound in full green and cream leather with a wet fly (Professor) dressed on a size 12 hook inset on the front cover and with gilt titles on the spine and front cover. Clear plastic dust jacket. With the book plate of Joseph Bates Jr. It's nice and it's also the ultimate edition of this book. The book and letter in fine condition a near fine dust jacket.
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