London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1868. xvi, 132, 43pp, 20 colored plates [as issued]. Original blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering [front inner hinge cracked]. Near Fine.
This copy of the well-known authority on fly-fishing, with beautifully detailed plates, is of special interest for its Australian associations. The preface states, "The present edition of the 'Fly-Fisher's Entomology' has the full sanction of the author, for whose approval the chief alterations were sent to him in Australia."
The previous owner was John M. Chapman--his bookplate is on the front pastedown. The bookplate depicts the Charlotte medal, engraved by the convict Thomas Barrett in Botany Bay at the end of that ship's 1788 voyage, and thus the first piece of Australian colonial art. Dr. Chapman acquired the medal in 1981. Item #25552