Title: Salar the Salmon
Author: Henry Williamson
Description: Fifth printing, October 1938. Pale green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and salmon medallion on front. Lightly pushed head of spine. Pages clean. Dust jacket rubbed; has very light chipping at head and foot of spine; small chips at corners; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. viii, 300,  pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches. Dust jacket art, frontispiece, and chapter-head block illustrations by Charles Tunnicliffe.
Salar the Salmon is the successor to Williamson's Hawthornden Prize winning novel Tarka the Otter. Another story of land and water, it is the story of a five-year-old salmon called Salar, a very old sea trout named Trutta, and Gralaks the grilse. The book is divided into four seasonal parts: Tideways, Spring Spate, Summer River, and Winter Star-Stream. The tale encompasses adventures and excitements, ecstasies and endurances, from an escape from the blood-sucking lamprey, fishermen and poachers, to the leaping of the falls, the idle summer life, and spawning in the headwaters.
Henry William Williamson (1895-1977) was an English author who wrote novels concerned with wildlife, English social history and Ruralism. The illustrator, Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979), was a renowned English painter of wildlife.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Keywords: Charles Tunnicliffe, novel, fiction, wildlife, nature, fish, aquatic, life cycle,
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