The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, SPECIAL EDITION
The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny, Mark Ross
Number 17/20 - LEATHER BOUND SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION - ‘The Glory Days of the Giant Scarborough Tunny’, (The British Tunny Club, Hardy Bros. tackle and big game fishing in the 1930s), written and published by Scots author and antique tackle collector Mark Ross.
This is the special edition, limited to 20 copies, bound in leather, with dust wrapper and matching leather bound slip case - (please email to choose from available numbers).
“angler in rowing boat catches Giant tunny (tuna) 60 miles off Scarborough”.
“the first thing you feel is a violent tug on the line, a tug that quickly builds up... the biggest fish I hooked towed me away out of sight of the fleet......”
“798lb tunny caught in the North Sea by Colonel E.T. Peel, 1932”
John Drewett - Hardy tackle expert, collector and writer (Hardy Bros., The Masters, The Men & their Reels) foreword:
“Mark’s efforts have culminated in a book that is ‘full of texture’. The monochrome photographs are so evocative of an era when men would don blazers and even suits when posing for the trophy picture. The boatman in their flat caps, the boats from which they fished and the yachts which many of the wealthy fishers possessed all combine to convey a world that will never be seen again. The collaboration between Mark Ross & David Watson has produced a hugely important tribute to an element of British angling history that excites so many fishermen and collectors”.
No wonder the excitement & glamour of this new sport attracted the rich & famous. Blending heroic tales of epic sea battles with enormous fish, the special tackle used, & social history this book will fascinate anglers and antique tackle collectors alike.
In leather hard back with dust wrapper and leather slip case, 270 x 210mm, 400 pages, colour printed throughout, 475-plus pictures showing atmospheric 1930s angling, the lords & ladies who went tunny fishing, Hardy and other rare big game fishing reels and tackle. All copies numbered.
Shipping cost examples USA £35, Australia £45. Other countries - see shopping cart or email for assistance.
Also available in standard edition with dust wrapper.
We are happy to consolidate shipping for multiple orders, or to supply details of cheaper shipping options on request.