Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1990. First Edition Thus. Handsome reissue of Chatham's first book, a collection of 14 stories of fishing the Pacific Northwest, with an introduction by his friend and fellow fishing enthusiast Thomas McGuane. This edition retains McGuane's prologue, and features both a previously-unpublished seven-page introduction by Chatham, and more than 70 photographs of fishermen and rivers of the West Coast. Provenance: From the collection of Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the coterie of Montana authors that included Chatham, McGuane, Jim Harrison, Richard Brautigan, Tim Cahill, Peter Bowen, and others. Item #5108
Trade Issue. Quarto (27.5cm); cream cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; photographic endpapers; dustjacket; xviii,163,pp; illus. Signed by Chatham on the title page, dated 1991. Two tiny indentations to lower board edges, else Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $34.95).