This isn’t a biography of Samuel Allcock or a collector’s guide to Allcock fishing tackle, but it’s the next best thing. This Allcock Primer brings together 138 primary documents about the life and career of Samuel Allcock and the tackle made by his Standard Works. These sources include everything from detailed contemporary tours of the Allcock factory complex to the introduction of new tackle. This near 400-page primer is supplemented by appendices including 50 pages from Allcock catalogs and a photo gallery showing 100+ pieces of rare Allcock tackle. Taken as a whole, it is the basis for any future study of Samuel and S. Allcock & Co. Each source is introduced by Dr. Todd E.A. Larson in order to place it into proper historical context.” Price $30 + postage.