Cincinnati: Stewart & Kidd Company, 1919. First printing. Profusely illustrated, including eight color plates of flies. Cloth hardcover. Duodecimo. xvi, 264 pages. Bound in green cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine and upper board, top edge gilt. Very good, with some light extremity rubs. Prior owner name penned on front free endpaper. Front hinge apparently re-glued at some point, small split at rear hinge.
Contents include selection, care, and rigging of the rod, the art of casting, trout habits, the angler's flies and how to tie them, description of trout-fly patterns, and an appendix classifying flies according to body color of the described artificial flies.
Includes an envelope containing two old trout flies on #10 hooks. Dr. Holden was an American surgeon, angler, and writer on angling.
See HAND H-439, BRUNS H-216.