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p1050484848c_18363_1p1050487One of the most beautiful books on salmon fishing. First published in 1888 by David Douglas Edinburgh, and printed by T & A Constable. Here reprinted by the Angler’s & Shooters Press with a signed frontispiece, and beautifuly bound in full blue leather and gilt, with marbled end pages & un-cut page edges. The Restigouche River is known as one of the best salmon-fishing rivers in the world. Originating in the mountains of western New Brunswick, the Ristigouche River flows in a north-easterly direction to the Bay of Chaleur, dividing the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick in its final 40 miles. Bright salmon begin entering the river in mid-May. From this time through the month of June, the average fish taken is 18 pounds with better than 10% over 30 pounds. These are magnificently conditioned and incredibly strong fish. It is quality fishing at its very best. American fishing enthusiast Dean Sage (1841-1902) starts with the geography and history of the Restigouche before dealing with the habits of the salmon and the history of fishing clubs, while entertaining the reader with many interesting fishing stories throughout.

Description: Angler’s and Shoters Press, Goshen Connecticut, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Pleissner, Ogden & DeFeo, Charles (illustrator). First Thus. Hard bound limited edition #40 of 250 printed copies. Bound in full blue leather with ornate gilt tooling on covers & spine. Gilt topstain and silk ribbion bookmark. Beautiful hand made marbled endpages. Signed by both editors, and artist, Charles Defoe, who did the frontispiece. personal One small bump to lower edge of blue laether board, otherwise flawless.

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The Ristigouche and It’s Salmon Fishing
Sage, Dean

Publisher: Angler’s and Shoters Press, Goshen Connecticut
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Pleissner, Ogden & DeFeo, Charles
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Edition: First Edition Thus

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