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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Sturges, Lee
'SALMON FISHING ON CAIN RIVER, NEW BRUNSWICK'. [CHICAGO]: PRIVATELY PRINTED [FOR THE AUTHOR BY RALPH FLETCHER SEYMOUR], 1919
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
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109

PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Sturges, Lee
'SALMON FISHING ON CAIN RIVER, NEW BRUNSWICK'. [CHICAGO]: PRIVATELY PRINTED [FOR THE AUTHOR BY RALPH FLETCHER SEYMOUR], 1919
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Sturges, Lee
'SALMON FISHING ON CAIN RIVER, NEW BRUNSWICK'. [CHICAGO]: PRIVATELY PRINTED [FOR THE AUTHOR BY RALPH FLETCHER SEYMOUR], 1919
Small 4to (9 1/4 x 7 in.; 241 x 177mm). 7 etched plates by Sturges with lettered tissue-guards, numerous text illustrations; some light browning. Original green boards, upper cover gilt-lettered, uncut; head of spine nicked, minor wear.
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Literature

Bruns S328; Wetzel p. 220

Catalogue Note

One of only 50 copies (of which only a few have survived) with frontispiece etching signed by Sturges. Presentation copy, with Sturges's engraved card inscribed to Solomon Sturges, laid in.

Bruns recounts how the author picked up the edition of 50 copies from the printer, leaving them on the kitchen table when he got home. That night the house burned down, with Sturges managing to rescue either four or five copies. Bruns, writing in 1975, was able to account for four copies, and possible a fifth.

Rare.

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