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THE DIARY AND OBSERVATIONS OF A TENCH FISHER
Devon: The Chevington Press, 1981.
Tall folio. Quarter Leather. Limited Edition, numbered 23 of 50 copies. Signed by Wakefield below the colophon. 6 full page signed etchings along with 8 smaller etched head and tail pieces; exquisite work backed in tan calf with marbled paper over boards and an engraved title pastedown with etching on the upper cover. This is a recollection of the artist’s fishing trips in the few years preceding publication. Tench Fisher is Wakefield’s first book, closely followed with a more modest but equally impressive revision of Cutcliffe’s classic, The Art of Trout Fishing on the Rapid Streams (1982). Wakefield studied under Leonard Baskin and his influence can be seen in Wakefield’s early work.
Near Fine binding.