Lory Watkins had a life-long passion for fly-fishing. Fortunately that passion extended to a love for the literature and all that might encompass. Western Libraries Special Collections was fortunate in being the recipient of a large portion of his collection when he passed away in April 2013. His enthusiam for the sport and the literature is very evident in each and every book. Many of the books have been signed by authors, some additionally by the illustrators or other contributors and often photographs or correspondence of the author or artist are tucked inside.
This display case features many treasures, of special interest in this case is the two volume 1991 Derrydale Press edition of Roderick Haig-Brown's, The Western Angler. Beautifully bound in black leather, with gold stamping on cover and spine, and gilt edges and marbled endpapers.