Item #313920 The Tarpon. Louis L. Babcock.
The Tarpon
The Tarpon
The Tarpon


The Tarpon.

[Buffalo, NY]: Printed for Private Distribution, 1921.

Second edition. With 2 plates from line drawings. 107 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Original green cloth, upper board titled in gilt. Minor soiling, lettering slightly faint, roughly opened after title page (binding still sound). Overall near fine Bruns B5; Callahan iii. Item #313920

Review of the tarpon in literature, pointers on angling for tarpon, and "A Partial Bibliography of the Tarpon" at pp. 91-95.
Privately printed, and re-issued in five editions through 1951. Inscribed on the front flyleaf, "For H. Wendell Endicott/ with the regards and/ good wishes of,/ Louis L. Bacock./ Valentine's Day 1925./ 'O, east is East and west is / west, and never the twain/ shall meet.' "
Endicott was author of Adventures with Rod and Harpoon in the Florida Keys (1925); the friendship was enduring, for in the fifth edition Babcock refers to a recent letter from him. An outstanding asociation.

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