(Katonah, NY): Martha's Glen Publishing, 1977. First edition, the DeLuxe issue, 1/128 copies (this #125) with a small pencil sketch of a plane by the illustrator, signed by him. 4to. xix, 296 pp. Illustrated from photographs and line drawings, plates, some in color, mounted color frontispiece portrait of the author, small piece of a bamboo Garrison fly-rod in leather case attached to slipcase. Inscribed in 1980 by Hoagy Carmichael to a student of his, the bamboo rodmaker Peter Phelps, on the half-title, below Seaman's drawing. Slipcase somewhat rubbed, else a fine copy. Publisher's brown morocco, gilt, thin gilt rules framing the boards, gilt spine title and devices between raised bands, green silk endpapers, all edges gilt, publisher's glassine dust jacket (tired, eroding along front joint) and half-leather and marbled board clamshell box, gilt title on spine. (#8433). (Inventory #: 61341)
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