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From a letter from W. The legacy of Mary Marbury, through her book and her leadership in Orvis's commercial fly-tying operation, is the standardization of American fly patterns. Her book Favorite Flies and Their Histories , remains one of the most significant landmarks in American fly tying literature. Mary Orvis Marbury, daughter of Charles F.

Orvis, produced Favorite Flies and their Histories in While it may not complete favorably with later works on entomology, it certainly is unique for its time.

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It included a practical treatise on fly classification [6]. Marbury's Favorite Flies and Their Histories, which became a best seller among anglers after it appeared in and went through nine printings by , has recently been reprinted by the Wellfleet Press.

Mary Orvis Marbury produced one of American fishing literature's milestone volumes, Favorite Flies and Their Histories , which not only served generations as the bible of fly patterns but further strengthened the company's reputation for expertise and reliability [8]. Mary ran the Orvis company's fly tying department and she was inspired to set pen to paper when she realised how little standardization there was among fly patterns The answers were compiled and key to colour plates in a book which was still in print sixty years later, such was its popularity [2]. From Antiquarian Book Exchange.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Boston and New York Publication date. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. The Fly. Ellesmere, Shropshire: Medlar Press. Favorite Flies and Their Histories. The American Fly Fisher.

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Summer Corners are lightly bumped, head and tail of spine have some loss. Covers have some blemishes. Gilt on spine is dulled, cloth is split on the rear gutter hinge exterior of book. Both of the hinges have been repair with reinforcing cloth glue in place.


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Provenance inscriptions on the paste-down endpaper, tear along joint and blemish on the first free endpaper. Ownership inscription written in ink on the dedication page. Year Printed. Fly Fishing.

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Item description " By Mary Orvis Marbury. Favorite Flies and Their Histories -With many replies from practical anglers to inquiries concerning how, when and where to use them-Illustrated by Thirty-two colored plates of flies, six engravings of natural insects and eight reproductions of photographs is afly fishing book written by Mary Orvis Marbury published in Boston in April byHoughton Mifflin.

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