Sawada, Ken - The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly (Limited Edition)

For sale here is a limited edition copy of "The Art of the Classic Salmon Fly" by Ken Sawada. Slip case and book in very fine condition. The cardboard cover shows handling use.

Kodansha. Tokyo. 1989 1st edition. Folio (270 x 370mm). Pp198. Over 500 superb color photographs of fully dressed salmon flies by Iwana Akizuki. 
Twenty pages of text in both English and Japanese, but the tying instructions and descriptions of individual flies are in English. Full black velvet binding, upper board titled in gilt, colored spine label. Matching cloth & paper-covered slip-case with color illustrations of salmon flies. Signed by the author. The most beautiful of classic salmon fly books. A stunning collection - some patterns devised by Ken Sawada himself, but the majority are taken from Blacker, Fitzgibbon, Francis, Kelson, Hardy, Pryce-Tannatt, Hale and Rogan. Introductions by James L. Hardy and Alan Bramley.