Ho Hum, the Fisherman

New York: Privately printed (at the Derrydale Press), 1939. First edition, 1/100 copies, this one inscribed by the author below the limitation statement. Tall 8vo. xiv, 47 pp. Illustrated with 14 plates from photographs. An engaging account of a marlin fishing expedition out of Bimini and Cat Cay in the Bahamas (featuring the use of bonefish as bait at one point), privately printed for the author and not for sale. Harkness was a financier and philanthropist; his father co-founded the Wrigley and Harkness Company and was a major investor in the Standard Oil Company. After graduating from Yale in 1922, Harkness attended Harvard Law School, receiving his law degree in 1925. A member of numerous clubs and organizations, he was at one time vice president of the American Geographical Society and the Boys Club of New York. In addition to this title, Harkness also wrote Temples and Topees, printed at The Derrydale Press in 1936. Bruns H-73. Siegel 150. Frazier H-3-a: "An extremely rare Derrydale, a hard book to find." Original gilt-stamped brown cloth, simulating leather (rubbed). Very good. (3017). Item #56418

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