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The River Why
San Francisco, Sierra Club, (1983). An uncorrected proof copy of his first book, a flyfishing novel with an ecological focus that has come to be considered a contemporary classic, and the first book of fiction to be published by the Sierra Club. This is apparently the first issue proof, in blue wrappers. The Table of Contents and the rear cover are shot from typescript; the pages numbers are reproduced from holograph, as is one correction to the Contents page (reflecting an error that remains on p. 237). The front cover is hand-written (The River Why / A Novel). This copy is from the library of Barry Lopez. Slant to spine, and lightly spine-sunned; near fine in wrappers. [#035184] SOLD

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