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American Big Game Fishing

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000
Price realised:  US$24,000
Lot number 198, Views: 63

Title: American Big Game Fishing Author: Connett, Eugene V., editor Place: New York Publisher: The Derrydale Press Date: [1935] Description: xxii, [2], 251 pp. Illustrated with plates from drawings by Lynn Bogue Hunt and from photographs. 31.8x31.2 cm. (12½x9½"), original full blue levant morocco tooled in gilt, raised spine bands, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt, slipcase. No. 5 of 56 De Luxe copies, of which 40 were for sale. First Edition. Important Hemingway family association copy, inscribed by Hemingway to his wife's uncle, and with a full-page original pencil drawing by Lynn Bogue Hunt The book itself contains chapters of fishing and fishing experiences by Ernest Hemingway, Van Campen Heilner, S. Kip Farrington, Lynn Bogue Hunt Francis Low, Charles Lehman and others. The Derrydale Bibliography notes that this is the first book published to cover all big game fishing on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Hemingway's contribution is “Marlin Off Cuba,” pp. 55-81, and the full-page pencil drawing by Hunt, on a leaf inserted at front, is of a hooked marlin leaping out of the water, inscribed "To Ernest Hemingway, Lynn Bogue Hunt " Hemingway has inscribed the book in ink on the front flyleaf, “To Uncle Gus as a souvenir of the day we caught the first big tuna, with much gratitude and affection, Ernest Hemingway.” Gustavus A. Pfeiffer was the uncle of Pauline Pfeiffer, and bought her and Ernest’s house for them in Key West, making this a truly significant association copy. Lot Amendments Condition: Slipcase with mild fading; a fine copy. Item number: 214783

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Sale 437: Rare Books & Manuscripts: A Private San Francisco Library with Important Angling & Sporting Books
Date of the auction: 16 Sep 2010
Address: PBA Galleries
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94109 San Francisco, CA
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