Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931. George Sheringham. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Green cloth, beveled edges. Some spotting. Spine faded. One corner bumped, evidence of which extend throughout the book, for the most part, faintly. Lacks slipcase. Four lovely (tissue-guarded) colour-collotype plates of Salmon and Trout Flies; Salmonidae; Sea Fish; and Coarse Fish. Eight Black and White Woodcuts, as well as many smaller head- and tail-piece woodcuts throughout. Articles appear Henry Van Dyke, William Radcliffe, Arthur Ransome, Knut Dahl, W.L. Calderwood, Ferris Greenslet, F. Gray Griswold, John Cl Moore, H.D. Turing, Arthur F. Bell, Harry Plunket Greene, Sir Charles Holmes, Eric Parker, G.E.M. Skues. Good Plus. Item #74653
Hugh Tempest Sheringham, who died in mid-writing of this book, espoused this philosophy which the surviving editor, Mr. John C. Moore, notes:
"Hugh Sheringham had little sympathy with the plutocrat who (his own words) 'bestrides our streams like a Colossus.' He liked to think of the fly-rod as something all men equally could enjoy." In one of this books,
Sheringham opined concerning the "what and why" of grown men spending untold hours fishing: The artifice of fishing is displayed not only in the delusion of the fish, but to some extent in the delusion of the fisher also. Let him have the power of persuading himself that the boy in him has never grown up, or better, let it be so without his knowing it, and the world is his oyster..."