The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing.

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Creator

Dean Sage.

Title

The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing.

Publisher

Edinburgh: David Douglas,

Date

1888.

Description

Edition of 105.

Among other superlatives, experts in the rare-book world have described Ristigouche to me as being of almost legendary beauty, rarity, and importance. I agree, and it’s also my view that this is the most beautiful book on salmon fishing. I enjoy sporting books, and I enjoy finely printed books. Unlike many of its fellows, this book carries both attributes. If it has a flaw, it is that the prose is workmanlike and uninspired. But the dedication compensates for that: “To my father, to whom I owe the leisure which has enabled me to write it.” Sage grew up in great wealth, and had the sense to be grateful for his good fortune.

Source

Philip E. Bowles

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Citation

Dean Sage., “The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/329.