"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers": First Edition of Fishing For Fun; Inscribed by Herbert Hoover

  • Fishing For Fun and To Wash Your Soul.

Fishing For Fun and To Wash Your Soul.


Item Number: 91673

New York: Random House, 1963.

First edition of this collection of writings from President Hoover. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Elliot Hass The Good Wishes of Herbert Hoover.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Muriel Nasser. Edited by William Nichols. A very sharp example.

"Mr. Hoover sees the shrinking wilderness and the mounting population and notes that 'we lose ground every year.' He makes a powerful plea for reform measures that start with cleaning up our rivers and ridding them of pollution" (Justice William O. Douglas).

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