Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Quantity: 1 available


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition in matching slipcase. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. An identical two-volume edition, but in a clamshell case and an original print of one of the photographs was given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. There were 500 numbered copies stated, although it is possible that fewer than 500 copies were actually given out. This particular set was offered for sale by the University of Washington Press, possibly produced from the over-run or undistributed copies. Although the book was published unsigned, this copy includes Matthiessen's later-added signature. Fine in original slipcase made from the same linen as the book covers.

Title: Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

Author Name: Peter Matthiessen

Illustrator: Photographs by Lynn Johnson

Categories: Sea and Sailing, Non-Fiction, General, Nature and Environment, Natural History, Literature,

Edition: 1st ed., limited special edition.

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Book Condition: Fine

Item: 8.00 lbs

Seller ID: s180624c

Keywords: long island, fishermen, fishing