Why not take a step back in time and join Hardy’s in the Victorian and Edwardian eras with these superb catalogue reprints.
When William and John Hardy printed their first illustrated catalogue in 1886 little could they have foreseen the excitement that would follow amongst succeeding generations of the world’s anglers.
The scarecity of these early Hardy publications ensure that anyone interested in acquiring examples must have a combination of luck and very deep pockets! In a bid to satisfy the intense demand for the information contained within these early catalogues we have decided to reproduce five issues of the firm’s earliest examples.
After much thought it has been decided to reproduce the catalogue information in full, combining the two smaller 1883 and 1888 years, albeit separate catalogues at one price and then the larger 1894, 1900 and 1905 publications at the same price for each. Each catalogue page has been scanned and extensively cleaned where necessary and the catalogues have been bound and stitched so that in effect they are stronger and of higher quality than Hardy’s original publications. Collectively these span eighteen of some of the most inventive years in angling history and their contents give us a wonderful insight into the tackle, the fishing, and a bygone way of life.
Whether your interest is in Gut Cutters or Greyhound Starters, Pneumatic Rod Buttons or Napoleon Knee Boots, it is all there for you to wonder at and enjoy.
Individual catalogues may be purchased for £24-99 plus P&P or the set of five volumes in a special library box for £99-99 plus P&P