Sunday 23 November 2014

Detective James Spence's Notebook

Bought yesterday at auction amongst a large lot of antiquarian angling books 'Detective James Spence's Notebook' dating to the Edwardian era and before in which is written 'Detective James Spence's Notebook - A True Angler and thorough good fellow - Died on Feby. 1914 - the result ultimately of injuries received in effecting the arrest of a burglar some years previously'.  Contains comprehensive notes on best flies to use and fly tying materials as well as sporadic catch records dating back to the year 1905.