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
About this title:
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
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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