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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
Used Condition Very Good Hard Cover
From Black Falcon Books (Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.) Quantity Available: 1
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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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The pleasures of a summer's bluefishing off Martha's Vineyard are marvelously evoked as John Hersey reflects upon the angler's art, wonders of the teeming oceans where fish and fisherman confront each other, and the web of interdependence they share. 14 drawings.

From the Back Cover: "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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Bibliographic Details

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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