Tips - Geo. M. Kelson 1901 - Published by the Author, London - First Edition This lovely work, is the follow up to Kelson’s large and highly successful ‘The Salmon Fly’ published in 1895. Here he gives illustrated and up to date guidance to those interested the art of catching the king of fish with a fly, in a book at ‘such a price as will bring it within the reach of all’.

Grouped into seven chapters -
The Rod to Select; The Fly to Use; Methods of Casting; Riverside Hints; Wading; Knots; and Modern Improvements.

Interspersed amongst the 25 illustrations are wonderful illustrated advertisements for Burberrys, as well as numerous advertisements to the rear. Tipped in on a separate pink sheet is a notice for the author's "
The Salmon Fly... only a few copies left".

In the publisher’s bright burgundy and gilt cloth, housed in a custom burgundy cloth slipcase
  References: Heckscher 1105. Not in Hills, Fly Fishing For Trout.

Quarto (book size 25x18.8cm), pp. [13] [1 (advertisement)] 168 [11 (advertisements)] [1]. Publisher’s advertisement for ‘The Salmon Fly’ printed on pink sheet and tipped in after page 14. Publisher’s burgundy cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board with black borders enclosing gilt lettering and vignette of Kelson casting, rear panel bordered in blind, bevelled edges.
  Condition: Near fine, light wear to corners and spine ends, some minor rubbing to front panel, not affecting bright gilt, inner hinges starting, toning to endpapers, and faint foxing to first few pages, in fine slipcase.   Ref: 108830   Price: HK$ 3,500