1990 1st edition. Thomas B. Reel Company. Plano, Texas. 104 pages. B/W photographs, illustrations. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies. Like new condition in dust jacket showing minor handling marks. "U.S. Patents Class 43. Sub-Classes 18-26. 1854 to 1931". Contains numerous reproductions of patent drawings, as well as photgraphs of rods and equipment. Introduction and brief history of the fishing rod by the editor, Brian McGrath of the Leonard Rod Co.