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    Posted 5 years ago

    roddyq
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    Good evening everyone,
    Living in Manitoba as a young boy I learned to fish at a young age in the river, the many lakes, and at the dam where all the fishermen of all ages gathered. I had to get up early on Saturday morning and race down to the dam on my bicycle in order to find a good spot before many others arrived. There was an abundance of jack fish, pickerel, and even walleye. Those were great days. The lakes had trout and of coarse the above mentioned fish.
    I got hooked on reading Zane grey fishing books dreaming about one day trying some deep sea fishing as his books were so full of his many fishing adventures. Pictured above is one of Zane Grey's books titled " Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas" which was published in 1925. The above book was printed later in 1925 and is a second edition. It is missing the dust cover. The fourth photo is of a school of Dolphins. The first edition was published by: New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1925. Smith, Lillian Wilhelm. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition as stated on copyright page along with the publisher's code, K-Z . The copy pictured above simply says copyright by Zane Grey 1925 and does not have the K-Z publishers code making it a later edition.

    ZANE GREY: Wikipedia

    Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series.

    Zane Grey had the time and money to engage in his first and greatest passion: fishing. From 1918 until 1932, he was a regular contributor to Outdoor Life magazine. As one of its first celebrity writers, he began to popularize big-game fishing. Several times he went deep-sea fishing in Florida to relax and to write in solitude. Although he commented that "the sea, from which all life springs, has been equally with the desert my teacher and religion", He felt the sea soothed his moods, reduced his depressions, and gained him the opportunity to harvest deeper thoughts:
    I enjoy the Zane Grey fishing and outdoor adventure books the most.

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Great post Rod. Fishing as a kid was so awesome.
    2. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thanks Roy I'm hoping to enjoy the fishing all over again with my grandson:) He'll be born any day now I'm so excited:)
    3. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thomas, fortapache and Roy thanks for stopping by!!
    4. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Don't forget baseball. He wrote kids books on baseball too.

      Zane Grey is the author that got me into westerns. Although some of his books were too bad to finish (Desert of Wheat), but he did a great job in describing vistas-- and it was his descriptions that got me hooked (first book I read was a third printing of The Lost Wagon Train). I now have a number of first editions as I find them a lot in thrift stores.

      Glad to see he's not forgotten.
    5. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Hi SpiritBear,
      Zane Grey westerns were ok I like the Louis L'Amour westerns the few of his I have read anyways. I did neglect to mention Zane Grey's baseball stories like the redheaded outfield. Zane Grey was a good baseball player in his younger days. Thank you for remembering this great author. Nice you have found some of his first editions for a good price!!
    6. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thanks for stopping by and sharing the loves vetraio50.
    7. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 years ago
      The picture plates look great. Love it.
    8. roddyq roddyq, 5 years ago
      Thank you so much Wandlessfairy I always appreciate your great comments:)

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