BABCOCK, LOUIS L. The Tarpon.
[Buffalo]: Printed for Private Distribution, 1920-1951. First through fifth editions, all copies with presentations from the author, the fourth and fifth editions explicitly limited to 250 copies. Publisher's printed green wrappers or cloth (the second edition is thus bound), the first edition preserved in a quarter green morocco clamshell case. 9 x 6 inches (23 x 15 cm); various paginations, plates. Some fraying to edges of wrappers, minor soiling, in all in sound condition.
An exceptional run of the five editions of what remains one of the premier works on the tarpon. The first edition is especially uncommon; we note only one copy at auction in recent years. The enlarged second edition is, if anything, scarcer. We find no copies at auction, and this copy is inscribed to H. Wendell Endicott, with a letter from the author to whom--Endicott was a friend of long standing, who is mentioned in the fifth edition. Such a run would be exceptionally difficult to duplicate. Bruns B5,
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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