In 1653 Izaak Walton published the first edition of his book, The Compleat Angler. This single edition, reprinted many times since that original edition and still available today, started a cavalcade of books on angling that continues until the present. While predated by Dame Juliana Berners book in 1496, The Book of St. Albans, which contained, among other things, a description of what would become the sport of fly fishing. Her "jury" of 12 flies formed the bases for the fly patterns that would be developed in the coming centuries.