[Giant Nova Scotia Tuna.] Manuscript Section, from Tales of Swordfish and Tuna. Zane Grey.
[Giant Nova Scotia Tuna.] Manuscript Section, from Tales of Swordfish and Tuna

After Bluefin Tuna in Nova Scotia

[Giant Nova Scotia Tuna.] Manuscript Section, from Tales of Swordfish and Tuna.

Aug 1-1924.

Comprising the first half of Chapter 2, Giant Nova Scotia Tuna, pp. 12-63 in Tales of Swordfish and Tuna. Published: Harpers, 1927. 114 manuscript leaves, ink and pencil mostly on rectos only, on ruled, hole punched paper, irregularly paginated. First leaf with blindstamp "Zane Grey"; ff. 26, 27, 34, and 35 are blank, no page 33; two added leaves between ff. 45-46 numbered "I" and "II," 61 has "62 1/2" on verso, 62 has "62 3/4" on verso, 63 has "62 3/4" on verso, following 105 is a "105 1/2". 8vo. After Bluefin Tuna in Nova Scotia. Half blue morocco slipcase and chemise. Fine. Item #301419

A substantial manuscript by Zane Grey, comprising the first half of Chapter 2, "Great Nova Scotia Tuna," pages 12 to 63 of the published edition of Tales of Swordfish and Tuna.
Opening: "It seemed a far cry from Avalon, California to Liverpool, Nova Scotia. And at the beginning of the best Swordfish time in the Pacific, to leave for the doubtful pursuit of giant Tuna off the Atlantic was something extremely hard to do." This is a stirring account and the anglers endure rugged conditions, rough seas, and lost fish. Zane Grey catches a 684-pound tuna; the last portion of the chapter (not present) includes his account of catching a record 758-pound bluefin tuna off Nova Scotia.

A classic Zane Grey fishing tale.

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