"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. $2900.
First edition of Maclean's first book, one of only 1577 copies printed, a splendid copy in the original dust jacket.
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 first-issue dust jacket, without edition statement.
Book fine; mere trace of toning to spine of fine price-clipped dust jacket. A lovely copy.