The Spawning Run. William Humphrey, Owen Wood, Illust.

The Spawning Run

New York: Afred A. Knopf, 1970.

Hardcover. 7 1/4" X 5 1/2". 79pp. Mild shelf wear to unclipped dust jacket with light creasing to edges and fron flap. Green cloth over boards with spine and front cover stamped in gilt. Previous owner's name in ink to front paste-down. Blind stamp to title page and rear free end-paper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.

With extraordinary grace, humor, and richness of detail, William Humphrey here conveys and celebrates the life, the long voyage, and the death of the king of game fish. He makes that noble, mysterious creature the occasion of a poetic and hilarious excursion into the mystique and art of salmon fishing, the personality of the fanatical fisherman, the delights of the countryside, the essence of English caste and character, and, above all, the sad, impassioned comedy of courtship--male and female in quivering confrontation--that makes man and fish, in the final reckoning, Kin.(Publisher). Good + / Good +. Item #6569

Price: $15.00