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Ho Hum, the Fisherman - Harkness, William Hale - 1939. 
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. First Edition, No. 84 of 100 copies. Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown leatherette. Near fine copy. In half brown morocco slipcase and chemise. First Edition, No. 84 of 100 copies. Illustrated with photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. An engaging account of a marlin-fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay, privately printed for the author, and not for sale. "An extremely rare Derrydale...a hard book to find." (Frazier). The author was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. William Hale Harkness graduated from Yale in 1922 and received a Harvard law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. He also authored Temples and Topees, published by The Derrydale Press in 1936. Bruns H73; Siegel 150; Frazier H-3-a; Heller 2:844
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