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Cracker in the Glade; Crackers in the Glade
(n.p.)/Athens, Self-Published/University of Georgia, 1980/2000. Two volumes: the original self-published paperback (Cracker in the Glade, 1980) and the expanded hardcover reissue (Crackers in the Glade, 2000), each describing the life of fishing guide and folk artist of the Everglades, Robert Storter. With Storter's artwork and with recollections by and about him, edited by Storter's granddaughter, Betty Savidge Briggs. The 1980 edition is signed by Storter; the 2000 edition is inscribed by Briggs and has a new foreword by Peter Matthiessen in which he says, among much praise, that Storter had provided him with the best description of "Mr. Watson" he had ever come across. (Matthiessen wrote the trilogy that began with Killing Mr. Watson, and would become the National Book Award winning Shadow Country.) The paperback is foxed on the covers and edges; very good. The hardcover is near fine in a near fine dust jacket, with an invitation to a book launch party laid in. The paperback is scarce; both editions are uncommon signed. [#033877] $375

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