Forest, Lake and River: The Fishers of New England & Eastern Canada; From the Library of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
Forest, Lake and River: The Fishers of New England & Eastern Canada.
Johnson, Frank M. (Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt).$4,500.00
Item Number: 92756
Boston: Printed For Subscribers, 1902.
Limited to 350 copies this is number 106, from the library of President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt with their signature to both volumes. Thick quarto, two volumes, original full tan reverse calf with hand painted salmon-fly designs and embossed cartouches on both front covers, beveled edges, leather straps with snaps, silk doublures. Each volume is on handmade paper and richly illustrated with 75 full-page illustrations of fish and flies, and numerous in-text photolithographs of fishing holes and tackle. Contributors include such notable anglers as William Harris, Archibald Mitchell, John Quackenbos, and George Van Siclen. In very good condition. Books from the library of the Roosevelts are scarce and desirable.
William Harris writes in his introduction, “I believe that Forest, Lake, and River will now, and in the years to come, be a marvel of beauty and skill to the angling fraternity, a high landmark in book work, and a testimonial to its author’s artistic nature and practical appreciation of the needs of his brother anglers when in pursuit of their favorite pastime.” The illustrations include a frontispiece portrait of Johnson in Volume II, three magnificent color lithographs by A.D. Turner, four color plates of flies and lures, 49 plates of fish and 19 of views.