Jim Brown - "A Treasury of Reels"
The American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, Vermont, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (also protected with a mylar cover). Bob O'Shaughnessy (illustrator). Limited Edition. 8.5" x 11.5". No. 191 of a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. Dark green leatherette, gilt decoration to upper board and gilt titles to spine, light grey eps, pp. [i-viii], 1- 199 incl. index, illustrated throughout by b&w photographs and etchings of fishing reels. Signed by Author.
An illustrated description of the evolution of the fly fishing reel based upon the entire catalog of reels in the American Museum of Fly Fishing. Each entry includes the name, manufacturer, model number, dimensions, weight, manufacturing materials, color, design features, engravings and other markings, provenance, descriptive notes, and museum accession number.
This and many other books, catalogs, and ephemera come from the collection of Craig Lynch. More to come as well!