London. Seely, Service, & Co., 1929. tall8vo, 25cm, first edition, 348p., limited to 375 numbered copies, this being #266 and signed by the author, on hand-made paper, with 65 tipped-in half tone plates & 188 text illustrations, & 30 actual fishing flies on rear drop mount on the rear board with protective plastic cover with tissue guards containing fly descriptions, bound in full dark blue morocco, blind ruled raised bands, small center panel devices, gilt titles, gilt crest and corner devices on the upper cover, matched inner morocco hinges, marbled endpapers, deckled fore-edge & top edge gilt, slight wear to the first word on the spine title else a fine copy. (Spg). Item #42100
Starkman p129, in: Landmarks in the Evolution of the Literature of Angling: 1496-1969. Bruns T-10. Litchfield 86. Hampton. p91. )"Taverner has written widely on all aspects of modern fishing. His Trout Fishing...a large work of some 450 pages, is one of the most complete studies of the subject ever made. Largely technical and instructive, it includes chapters on the life history of the trout, on tackle, on entomology, on flies and fly dressing, on the legal aspect of fishing, and on fishery management. It also contains two opening chapters on milestones in angling literature. It is a work of importance for British anglers, with a somewhat slighter appeal to North American readers. The second volume of the famous Lonsdale Library series, it is a handsomely made book with fine illustrations.