Recollections. Edited by Charles E. Fitch.

[New York]: Privately Printed [by the De Vinne Press], 1909.

Price: $900.00

About the item

First edition, one of 300 copies. Frontispiece portrait and 7 other photographs and a colored Jock Scott fly at the end. [xii], 266 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, t.e.g. Light shelfwear, title page foxed, else near fine. Wetzel p. 174; Bruns L39; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 107.

Item #256570

Scarce privately printed work with considerable sporting content.

Pp. 123 to 266 comprise the Logbook of Camp Albany on the Ristigouche River, with entries from 1883 to 1898 on angling, hunting, and social topics. A prefatory note quotes from Dean Sage’s classic book, and an afterword by Charles H. Raymond offers an appreciation of Abraham Lansing (1835-1899) of Albany, New York: “To watch his tall, graceful form while casting on the river was to see the exemplar of the accomplished fisherman; the man, the rod, the line were together but the extension and the completion of artistic and practical perfection”.