Alaskan Holiday in the Land of the Willa-Waw [Cover title].

[N.p., Vancouver? August 1961].

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

Illustrated by Lew Saw (Alan Pratt, Seattle Times). 15 pp. 1 vols. 4to. RARE ALASKAN FISHING TRIP. Illustrated self-wrappers. OCLC 41828006 (2 copies, Univ. Alaska, Univ. British Columbia).

Item #316066

Privately printed account of a fishing trip by Donald Bates of Portland, B.C. lumber Baron H.R. MacMillan, Canadian Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Stevenson, and “one Indian” (the author, Fred Auger, publisher of the Vancouver Province newspaper) for steelhead, grayling, and salmon on the Kvichak River in western Alaska.

The camp was operated by Grenold Collins, and the party visited it on the recommendation of Lee Richardson. The narrative is whimsical and informative, the illustrations are in a lightly comic style. The back cover illustration is of the Skyomish Sunrise fly for steelhead. It is probable that just a few copies were printed, for the participants and their friends.

Interesting and RARE.