Scotcher Notes: Bibliographical, Biographical and Historical Notes to George Scotcher's "Fly Fisher's Legacy...", Circa 1810; with Comments on the Fly-Dressings
(London): Honey Dun Press, (1975). Limited edition. Six hand-colored plates by John Simpson. Hardcover. Octavo. [vi],32, 6 plates. Fine in a fine box. Normal shallow fraying to end of the box's ribbon pull.
A study of one of the rarest books in angling literature. There are six hand-colored plates by John Simpson depicting 30 flies. The frontispiece is an actual countersunk Black Gnat fly tied by Heddon to Scotcher’s pattern. This is copy #25 in a limited edition of 165 copies, signed by Heddon, the artist of the plates, John Simpson, and at the rear by A. F. Sismore, the binder. Housed in original box.
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