Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1888.
First edition, Number 88 of 105 copies. Aquatint title page partly printed in red after G. Reid by Annan and Swan, aquatint frontispiece after Reid by Annan and Swan, 16 etched plates after and by Stephen Parrish, Mrs. A.L. Merritt, C.A. Platt, H. Sandham, and others on japan paper, 63 etched, engraved, and wood-engraved headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials, vignettes, and other ornaments after and by Merritt, Platt, J. Adam, and others, double-page lithographed map after and by J. Bartholomew on japan paper. 1 vols. Folio. Family Copy, Inscribed to His Son. Original olive green cloth with salmon and osprey design on upper cover, decorative endpapers. Some slight toning of spine, occasional spotting throughout, else fine. In custom green half morocco slipcase and chemise Heckscher sale (1909) lot 1681 ($180.00); Catalogue de la bibliothèque de pêche de M.G. Albert Petit (1921), no. 1861; Phillips p. 328; Gee, Sportsman's Library p. 100; Sherwin sale (1946) lot 428; Wetzel p. 206; Bruns S4; Litchfield p. 58; Hampton (2008) p. 245; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 117; Heller 2:469; not in Lande. Provenance: Henry M. Sage, with his bookplate. Item #238981
A book of almost legendary beauty, rarity, and importance, recounting the author's adventures at Camp Harmony on the Restigouche River in New Brunswick, and drawing upon his long experience fishing the river.
Dean Sage's contributions to angling literature are few in number but profoundly influential: "Ten Days' Sport on Salmon Rivers", published in the Atlantic in 1875, is a classic account. His library catalogue (2 vols.,1896, 1904) remains an important document in the history of angling bibliography and collecting. Sage's section on "The Atlantic Salmon," in Salmon and Trout (1902), is a synthesis of his own first hand knowledge as a fisherman and his assessment of the extensive literature. The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing remains the work for which Sage is best known.
A family copy of one of the pinnacles of nineteenth-century angling literature, inscribed to the author's son:
"Henry M. Sage from D. Sage Nov 1896"
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