RICHARD BRAUTIGAN'S TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, AND IN WATERMELON SUGAR. Richard Brautigan.
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN'S TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, AND IN WATERMELON SUGAR
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN'S TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, AND IN WATERMELON SUGAR
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN'S TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, AND IN WATERMELON SUGAR

RICHARD BRAUTIGAN'S TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA, THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, AND IN WATERMELON SUGAR

New York: Seymour Lawrence / Delacorte Press, 1969. First Combined Edition. Attractive copy of this omnibus collecting three titles originally published by the Four Seasons Foundation between 1967-68. This edition is also the first trade hardcover edition for all three titles (all published separately as hardcovers by Jonathan Cape in 1970). Provenance: From the collection of Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the Montana Gang, and Brautigan's long-time friend and neighbor in Pine Creek. He spent two decades researching and writing Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan, published in 2012 to great acclaim. Barber 196. Item #5302

First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); pictorial paper-covered boards; dustjacket; [xx],112,[4]; [xvi],108,[4]; [x],138,[2]pp. Laid into this copy is a contemporary black & white photo of Brautigan (measuring 3.25" x 4.5"), along with a cancelled check for $500 made out to Enrico's Coffee House. Spine ends gently nudged, trivial wear to lower board edges, with lower corners gently tapped (though still sharp); Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $6.95), light wear to extremities, with some corresponding wrinkling to lower corners, and a tiny split at lower rear flap fold; Near Fine.

Price: $750.00

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