New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2002), 2002.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. McPhee, John. THE FOUNDING FISH. Signed. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2002). First Edition Signed by John McPhee on the title-page. A "fishing classic" filled with John McPhee's experiences as a shad fisherman, the shadnot's history and the famous fishermen who caught it including William Penn, George Washington, Henry David Thoreau, Abraham Lincoln et al. 8vo. 358 pp. A fine copy in 1/4 black over gray paper covered boards, gilt titles to the spine in a fine pictorial dustwrapper. A New York Times Notable Book. "The Founding Fish is . . . far more than a fishing book. It is a mini-encyclopedia, a highly informative and entertaining amalgam of natural and personal history, a work in a class by itself." The New York Times Book Review.
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