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ZABRISKIE, George Albert.

Fishermen's Philosophy.

Being the reflections of several contemplative anglers which I think not unworthy the perusal of my friends.

"The Doldrums", Ormond Beach, Florida: [Privately printed,] 1935 Stock Code: 130039
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First and sole edition, the author's own copy, strikingly bound by him and stamped with his initials, with two newspaper articles pasted to the front free endpaper regarding Zabriskie's successful catches, both neatly labelled in his hand. This work was self-published for Zabriskie's friends and family and is consequently uncommon with a total of eight copies traced institutionally worldwide, all held in the US.

George Albert Zabriskie (1868-1954) was the national administrator of sugar and flour under Herbert Hoover's administration, later becoming president of the United States Sugar Association. He was an avid book-collector with a passion for historic preservation and acted as president of the New York Historical Society from 1939 until 1947. Alongside this work he wrote books on topics including polar exploration, early Dutch Christmas traditions and a guide to mixing cocktails.

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Octavo pp. 22, printed on rectos only. Original green morocco by Zabriskie, "GAZ" stamped in gilt to front pastedown turn-in, titles and fish motifs to spine in gilt, central snakeskin panels onlaid to covers within decorative frames in gilt, turn-ins decorated with fish motifs mirroring the title page, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.


Hand-coloured vignette title page, two further hand-coloured illustrations in the text.


Rubbing to spine joints and extremities, light offsetting to endpapers, contents a little toned, a very good, fresh, copy.


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