First of all, I wanted to thank everyone who wrote and posted on Joe's about the article. It was a lot of fun and I think Buck Juhasz has a really special lure box on his hands.
Anyway, several people have asked if there are any good reference books on early British fishing lures. The short answer is yes, there are. There is one book that everyone should have, whether you collect these or not, and it is Chris Sandford's The Best of British Baits. Not only is it a beautiful book, but it is incredibly informative as well.
For a long time this book was difficult to find, but it seems to be available now through the outstanding Medlar Press (along with the addendum on British Hook Harnesses) by Clicking Here.
-- Dr. Todd