Publication: The Book Club of Texas, 1989, Austin
First limited edition. 4to. Limited to 550 copies and signed by the author at the end of the Preface. Two-tone quarter spine and marbled paper over boards, with titles in black in a paper spine label, , 237 pp., preface, illustrated, map, bibliography. Designed by W. Thomas Taylor, with the photographs & illustrations made by the author during his journey courtesy of William Wittliff and printed as duo tones by David Holman at The Wind River Press. Beautiful folding map by Barbara Whitehead, initial letters at the head of each chapter by Penny Moran, hand-marbled papers by Peggy Skycraft in Estacada, Oregon, and bound by Craig Jensen at BookLab in Austin. This exceedingly special and beautiful edition of an all-time favorite Texas book was one of the Book Club's first publications after they were re-established in 1988. The Club had previously ceased publication in 1938. The author's new preface for this edition is hand signed by him. Observations, reflections and encounters during a 1959 canoe trip down a section of the Brazos River in North Central Texas was first published in 1960. Fine in a fine transparent, polyester, protective dust jacket, and housed in a cloth clamshell case with titles on a paper spine label. Clamshell case has a small old water stain to bottom edge of lower spine and onto the lower portion of the front panel.
Inventory Number: 44946