"IN OUR FAMILY, THERE WAS NO CLEAR LINE BETWEEN RELIGION AND FLY FISHING"
MACLEAN, Norman. A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, (1976). Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of the author's first book, one of only 1577 copies printed.
Maclean's largely autobiographical title novella is drawn from his early years spent mostly in the Rocky Mountain region. Though critically acclaimed, the work received little attention until its adaptation as a major film, after which it achieved tremendous popular success. In addition to the title story, this collection includes "Logging and Pimping and 'Your Pal, Jim'" and "USFS 1919: The Ranger, the Cook, and A Hole in the Sky." First printing, with "adways" instead of "always" on page 27 and different ISBN numbers on the copyright page and the rear dust jacket flap. In price-clipped first-issue dust jacket, without edition statement.
Book with some foxing to edges only, text clean, and mild discoloration to cloth, particularly along spine, near-fine. Price-clipped dust jacket with very faint toning to spine, less than often found, very nearly fine. A handsome copy of an American classic.