(Far Hills, New Jersey: Meadow Run Press, 2004). 235 x 159 mm. (9 1/4 x 6 1/4"). [xii], 88 pp., 2 leaves (blank and limitations). ONE OF 500 COPIES, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR.
Publisher's green cloth, three fish in gilt on upper cover, title in gilt on spine. Housed in a blue-gray cardboard slipcase with a printed illustration of a fishing scene on one side. With several in-text illustrations after paintings by John Rice. Signed by the author on limitations page and by the artist on title. With a postcard and order form laid in. ◆As new.
This is a handsomely printed and illustrated work containing excerpts from "The Founding Fish" (2002), a longer work by McPhee weaving the author's personal interest in shad fishing with the animal's place in American and natural history. (ST12653)