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Blues

Hersey, John

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ISBN 10: 0394559606 / ISBN 13: 9780394559605
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1987
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First trade edition, stated; 13 drawings by James Baker. Signed by the author on the title page: "John Hersey." Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with a blind fish skeleton imprint on front and rear boards and a gold-lettered spine. Book is unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is price-clipped; edgewear; a one-inch closed tear to top back corner, and three shorter ones elsewhere. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005380

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Title: Blues

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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From the revered Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer, comes his National Bestseller on one of the world?s oldest and most popular activities, fishing. Presented in narrative form as a conversation between a Fisherman and the Stranger, Hersey draws upon his own experiences and passion as the fisherman reflects on the age old sport, offering his own insights and thoughts. From the depths of the ocean to the creatures near the shore, Hersey perfectly answers why fishing has been such an integral part of humanity.

?Almost no one has answered ?why fish?? better than Mr. Hersey . . . what he does best of all is evoke wonder.??New York Times Book Review

?Blues is, of course, about much more than the pleasures and techniqu3es of fishing; it is, as Fisherman tells Stranger, about interconnections?the ties between mankind and the natural world, among others.??The New Yorker

?Wonderful . . . He gives us a rich and vivid sense of ocean life. . . . The whole thing is as stately as a minuet, and as graceful.??Chicago Sun-Times

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"Almost no one has answered 'why fish?' better than Mr. Hersey....what he does best of all is evoke wonder." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Blues is, of course, about much more than the pleasures and techniques of fishing; it is, as Fisherman tells Stranger, about interconnections -- the ties between mankind and the natural world, among others." -- The New Yorker

"Wonderful...He gives us a rich and vivid sense of ocean life....The whole thing is as stately as a minuet, and as graceful." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"Blues informs and enlightens in the grand tradition of open-air, 'universe-in-a-grain-of-sand' writing....Part philosophy, part natural history, part cookbook, part fishing lore, this is a book as singular as its author and his distinguished career."

-- Baltimore Sun

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