Book of the Black Bass: Comprising its Complete Scientific and Life History, together with a practical treatise on Angling and Flsy Flyish and a full description of Tools, Tackle and Implements, by James Henshall, hardcover (very good condition) (reproduction of the 1881 first edition)
Henshall's Book of Black Bass is really three books in one. There are nearly 180 pages devoted to the biology of the Black Basses known at the time. A slightly lesser number of pages in Part Second are focused on the fishing tackle necessary for successful Black Bass fishing. Henshall himself was a leading reel collector when his book was published and his chapters on fishing reels and their development are often quoted and valued by tackle collectors today. The Part Third as Henshall named it is focused on the various fishing techniques to be used in Black Bass fishing to include fly fishing.