Special Presentation Copy of the Deluxe Extra-Illustrated Edition, Signed by All Contributors, Including Thomas McGuane

    [Press of the Sea Turtle]. Alan James Robinson. Saltwater Grand Slam. [N.p.]: Press of the Sea Turtle, [1996].

    A special presentation copy of the extra-illustrated deluxe edition, copy H/Z, signed by Robinson and all the authors, with two suites of all 42 prints. This copy assembled expressly for the customer, with a personal presentation letter from the artist. Small folio. Unpaginated. Hand-watercolored etchings, wood engravings and line-cuts by Alan James Robinson. Text by Dick Brown, Jeffrey Cardenas, John Cole, Chico Fernandez, Sandy Morer, Billy Pate, Jack Samson, and Thomas McGuane. Introduction b y Jeffrey Cardenas. Afterword by Gene Hill. Text and wood engravings printed by Harold Patrick McGrath. Books bound by hand by Sarah Creighton; boxes constructed by Kim O'Donnell. Type set at Golgonooza Letter Foundry.

    Quarter vellum binding over blue paper boards, with vellum fore-edges and an inset panel depicting the Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit, stamped in gold. With two suites of prints, contained in two cloth chemises, all housed in a pale blue cloth-covered clamshell box with gilt-stamped white leather title label. Fine.

    An anthology of sorts assembled in tribute to three of the greatest game fishes: the Tarpon, the Bonefish, and the Permit. Includes Thomas McGuane's "The Longest Silence," published previously as the opening piece for An Outside Chance, his collection of sports essays, now out of print.

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