DARK WATERS: ESSAYS, STORIES AND ARTICLES - SIGNED. Russell Chatham.
DARK WATERS: ESSAYS, STORIES AND ARTICLES - SIGNED

DARK WATERS: ESSAYS, STORIES AND ARTICLES - SIGNED

Livingston, MT: Clark City Press, 1988. First Edition. A substantial collection of new essays, stories, and articles on fishing, instructing the reader "in the finer points of stalking salmon, bass, trout and other piscine wonders, and in places acts as a primer in the roasting of fucks and the crossing of rivers, the importance of sobriety during daylight and the seduction of women" (from the front flap). Illustrated throughout by the author, with an introdution by Nick Lyons. 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, Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison, Richard Brautigan, Tim Cahill, Peter Bowen, and others. Item #5109

First Printing, trade issue. Octavo (23cm); original white printed card wrappers; dustjacket; xvi,205,[3]pp, with a color illustration by Chatham tipped onto the title page; illus. Signed by the author on the half-title page, dated 1989. Handful of tiny spots to text edges, else very Near Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $14.95), with some trivial wear at crown.

Price: $250.00

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