“Australia’s Big Game Fishing”, Autograph Manuscript Draft, Signed (“Zane Grey”), with Typescript. Zane Grey.
“Australia’s Big Game Fishing”, Autograph Manuscript Draft, Signed (“Zane Grey”), with Typescript
“Australia’s Big Game Fishing”, Autograph Manuscript Draft, Signed (“Zane Grey”), with Typescript
“Australia’s Big Game Fishing”, Autograph Manuscript Draft, Signed (“Zane Grey”), with Typescript

“Australia’s Big Game Fishing”, Autograph Manuscript Draft, Signed (“Zane Grey”), with Typescript.

N.p: n.d., 1937].

8 pages, in pencil. WIth 5-page top carbon typescript (lacking page 2) of the article. Folio. Signed at top of first leaf, with Zane Grey blind stamp in upper right. Some staining from paper clip, minor toning and soiling. Typescript with Zane Grey blind stamp in upper right of first leaf, a few holograph corrections. Custom half morocco folder Item #318891

Zane Grey’s stirring account of his trip to the South Coast of Australia where, in spite of bad luck in weather, he found great sport. Grey caught many black marlin, yellowfin tuna, and a 1,036-pound tiger shark. His fishing companion Ed Bowen (his manager, sent by Dolly to look after expenses) caught the first striped marlin off Sydney Heads. The article recounts fishing based in Sydney Heads, Montague Island (too far from fishing grounds), and Bermagui. The pencil manuscript is eight pages in length; the last two leaves of the typescript continue the text, which stands as an early glimpse of the adventures that would subsequently become Grey’s book, An American Angler in Australia (1937).

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