Lot 594Extremely rare Francis Francis signed companion leather fly...

Auction Date: 20/10/2018 at 10:30 am



Extremely rare Francis Francis signed companion leather fly wallet to the book A Book on Angling (1867),– with retailer paper label Charles Farlow Maker 191 The Strand (retailers) being the personal wallet of Mr Charles Farlow and given to Mr A W Marsh later Managing Director of Farlow – signed by Francis Francis to the bottom of his Introduction title page - the wallet comes with six double sided fly and cast pages, each with facing text page printed with months March to September and General Flies post September –giving pattern details (no.1 – 32) and how best to fish them for each of the opposing pouches – some containing a selection of flies to gut casts together with 2x felt pads with 4 flies. The introduction title page giving advice and detail on fishing of the accompanying flies and consult his book “Book of Angling” to learn more about the flies and how to dress them. Note: the wallet comes with a hand written details with reference to Francis Francis “My ‘Old friend’ – and comes from the estate of the late Mr A W Marsh who joined Farlow’s, Pall Mall in 1913 and became Managing Director after the last member of the Farlow family died and comes from the direct descendent of the late Mr Marsh - the note reads “Fly Book of Early Sixties (1860’s) with printed notes signed in ink by my old friend Francis Francis-given to me by CN June 6, 1922 sent on to me when we were at the White Swan Middlebarn”

Hammer Price: £1200.00

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