The Coming of the Pond Fishes 1946 Ben Hur Lampman SIGNED Oregon Fish History ~ Fishing


Title: The Coming of the Pond Fishes

Author: Ben Hur Lampman
Illustrator: Ralph Penrose Lee

Description: Inscribed by Lampman on ffep. Boards in gray leather-grained cloth with blue lettering. A small spot of light soiling on each board, else fine. Internally clean and unmarked. Dust jacket and illustrations by Ralph Lee, editorial artist for The Oregonian. Dust jacket has very slight chipping at head of spine and at bottom corners; light dampstain in bottom right corner of front panel; not price clipped ($2.50); in an archival mylar sleeve. pp. xii, 177.

Lampman's entertaining and factual historical account of the introduction of pond fishes into Oregon's lowland lakes and rivers. Beginning with Captain John Harlow's introduction of carp into his pond at Troutdale in 1880, the accounts of catfish, bass, crappies, and perch, as well as the shad and striped bass and other fish, are described, also noting the many persons involved and the varied places throughout the state. Lampman provides here a very readable, unique contribution to Oregon fishing lore, sure to entertain the sportsman as well as the naturalist.

Ben Hur Lampman (1886-1954) was an Oregon writer whose range with the written word extended from poetry (he was Oregon's Poet Laureate, 1951-1954), short stories, and essays, to reporter and newspaper editor. He won the O. Henry Award for short story in 1943.

Inscribed by Lampman to Leonard Wiley (1904-1987), botanist, author of two books on plants of the Pacific Northwest, biographer of Frederic Homer Balch, and Lampman's close personal friend.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Binfords & Mort
Place: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1946

Keywords: Oregon, Pacific Northwest, fishing, fishermen, fish, Willamette River, Columbia River,

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