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Fool Hen Blues : Retrievers, Shotguns & the American West (Specially-Bound, Limited Edition)

Thomas, E. Donnall; Thomas, Donnall E.

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ISBN 10: 1885106157 / ISBN 13: 9781885106155
Published by Wilderness Adventures Press, Gallatin Gateway MT, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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[colophon], 185 pp, [1], LE1-6. AEG, with ribbon bookmark In dark burgandy Skivertex with gilt design on frontboard and spine titles. Book: Contains an extra story Especially for the Limited Edition: Somebody's Gotta Do It. Number 108 of 250 copies. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 630037

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Title: Fool Hen Blues : Retrievers, Shotguns & the ...

Publisher: Wilderness Adventures Press, Gallatin Gateway MT

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Smith, Christopher

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket: As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author & Illustrator & Publisher

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Limited Edition

About this title


A special Leather bound limited edition of Fool Hen Blues with an Additional story that is not included in the regular hardback copy. These books are signed and numbered.


In Fool Hen Blues, Don Thomas turns the sharp wit and keen insight that readers enjoyed in Whitefish Can't Jump on the art of wingshooting. His stories take us from the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska to the high plains of central Montana. Throughout, Don's passion for Labs is apparent as he makes his argument for using them as versatile retrievers. Fool Hen Blues is much more than a collection of outdoor vignettes. In these stories, hunting and the land comprise the framework for the larger picture of life's experiences. As Don says, "You will tell me that I am a lucky guy because I have managed to live my life in remote places where the hunting is good and the pheasants are wild... I will then tell you that it really isn't luck at all, that anyone can do it with a proper ordering of their priorities. Then you will say that I have got to be kidding, that no responsible person would really forsake career and money and cultural amenities just to live in places where there are wild birds. And I will say: 'Wanna bet?'"

This edition is limited to 250 copies. It is leather-bound with all edge gilt and silk ribbon sewn in. Don wrote an extra essay for this edition that has not appeared anywhere else.

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