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

Maclean, Norman 
'A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT'. WEST HATFIELD, MASS.: PENNYROYAL PRESS, 1989
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE SPORTING AND TRAVEL LIBRARY OF ARNOLD "JAKE" JOHNSON

Maclean, Norman 
'A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT'. WEST HATFIELD, MASS.: PENNYROYAL PRESS, 1989
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Maclean, Norman 
'A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT'. WEST HATFIELD, MASS.: PENNYROYAL PRESS, 1989
8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.; 140 x 215mm). Half-title, title printed in red and black, 13 wood engravings by Barry Moser printed in black and ruled in red, signed by the author and artist on the limitation page. Full tan leather, covers ruled in blind, spine gilt-lettered, marbled endpapers. In matching quarter leather over cream linen clamshell case, spine gilt-lettered, with original dry fly tied by George Croonenberghs, and an extra suite of 14 prints (7 x 10 3/5 in.; 178 x 264mm) signed and numbered by Moser in pencil.
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The Deluxe Moser Edition. One of six unnumbered copies, letterpress printed and hand-bound, signed by author and artist, with an extra suite of 14 wood engravings signed by the artist, and one of the original flys, hand-tied by George Croonenberghs, of Missoula, Montana—who taught Maclean the art of fly tying—which were used for 8 of the engravings. 

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it," Maclean writes. "The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters” (p. 161). A handsome edition of a stunning narrative

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