signed Illustrated with drawings, tables and photographs. 1 vols. 4to
1999 · Far Hills, NJ
by Garrison, Everett and Hoagy B. Carmichael
Far Hills, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 1999. Deluxe edition, no. 34 of 36 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated with drawings, tables and photographs. 1 vols. 4to. Original full pale green Japanese silk, printed label on upper cover, endpapers of Indonesian handmade bamboo paper, together with bamboo paper folder containing colophon information, two photographs, and a letter from Garrison. As new, contained in publisher's matching folding box. Deluxe edition, no. 34 of 36 numbered and signed copies. Illustrated with drawings, tables and photographs. 1 vols. 4to. The Deluxe Edition, One of 36 Copies. The Deluxe Edition of this classic book, originally published in 1977 and subsequently revised and updated. Edmund Everett Garrison (1893-1975) was one of the great fly-rod makers, probably the greatest. His rods are collector's items, and $15,000 is not an unusual price to pay for one. Garrison, trained as an engineer, worked full time for most of his adult life in a structural engineering firm, and only produced his meticulously hand-crafted rods evenings and weekends; his output was thus comparatively small, but each rod that left his hand was a masterpiece. He brought to an old art a unique technological competence which made for outstanding performance, but it remained an art.
Nearly twenty thousand copies of this book have been sold, in previous trade editions; this is one of only 36 Deluxe copies (the edition quickly sold out), and contains two glossy photographs (one of Garrison and family members in which he holds one of his rods, the other of Carmichael working on a rod of his own), and an ALS of Garrison.
A SPLENDID AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE VOLUME.
(Inventory #: 28739)