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Ray Bergman
Fresh-Water Bass
New York: Wm. Penn Publishing Corp., (1942). First Edition. Limited Edition Near fine in 3/4 morocco leather and blue cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and gilt tool work between all of the compartments. The top edge of the text block is gilt. The end sheets are printed and the extra suite of 10 color plates is laid-in at the front of the book. An octavo of 8 7/8 by 6 1/4 inches with the leather at the head and heel of the spine lightly rubbed and worn and touches of foxing to the recto of the frotispiece. Without a dust jacket; however, the book is contained within a very good, paper covered slip case with three of the joints beginning to fail. One of only 149 copies signed by the author with this copy being out of series. 436 pages of text and illustrated with a full color frontispiece and 10 color plates all by Fred Hildebrandt. A very clean, neat and tight copy with no prior ownership markings of any kind and with the extra suite of plates in their original envelope laid-in. (Bruns, p.132; Thacher, p. 49) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA [Deep River, CT, U.S.A.]

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