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The Master Fly Weaver. [Editor's Archive of Correspondence and Galleys]
[Portland, Oregon: Published by Champoeg Press, 1980] - In mid-1978, George Grant and Champoeg Press editors Bob Wethem and Dick Abel entered into negotiations which culminated in the 1980 publication of a limited edition of Mr. Grant's book, The Master Fly Weaver. The archive of correspondence and material exchanged between the parties before, during, and after publication, comprises: - The Master Fly Weaver. [Foreword by Dave Whitlock.]. First edition, number 1213 of 1950 copies. Original blue cloth. - Typed Manuscript of The Master Fly Weaver - 1 of 2 photo copies (one for each editor), the original remained with the author. - Galley Sheets of The Master Fly Weaver, with ink corrections in Mr. Grant's hand as well as Bob Wethem's. - 35 original single-spaced typescript letters from George Grant to Bob Wethem, signed in ink by George Grant; most of these are 2-3 pages in length. - 23 photo copies of letters from George Grant to Dick Abel, signed by him. - 158 letters regarding the book's publication from other participants in the project, including many from the editors to George Grant, but also a good many from other notable persons in the world of fly fishing and books, including a signed 3-page holograph letter from the book's illustrator, Harvey Eckert, for instance; Paul Schullery, Joseph Bates, Jr., Hank Bruns, Charlie Brooks, Thomas Capstick, Dave Whitlock, etc. Some letters are originals, some photocopies. - Also original color and black and white photos of George Grant (some negatives, too), a small envelope of tying materials sent by Mr. Grant to Bob Wethem, magazine articles by and about George Grant, greeting cards from George Grant, publisher's agreement, etc. Plus many other pieces of ephemera. (Book, letters, photos, and manuscript in fine condition. Galley sheets in very good condition with some edge wear and crinkling. Housed in three archival boxes.) A remarkable assemblage of material showcasing the life and achievements of Montana conservationist and fly tier, George F. Grant 4to. . Condition generally fine [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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