Fishing under Sail. Edited from the original manuscript by Glen Ralph. Ron BECK.
Fishing under Sail. Edited from the original manuscript by Glen Ralph
Fishing under Sail. Edited from the original manuscript by Glen Ralph
Fishing under Sail. Edited from the original manuscript by Glen Ralph

Fishing under Sail. Edited from the original manuscript by Glen Ralph

Lockleys, Wilmar Library, November 1993 (second, corrected, edition)/ February 1993.

Foolscap folio, [v], 92, [2] (indexes) leaves of processed typescript (printed rectos only) with a map of southern Yorke Peninsula and a photocopy of 'The Stella' under sail, plus 3 original colour photographs (each approximately 150 x 100 mm) mounted on two early leaves. Two of the photographs are portraits of the author (one in army uniform during the Second World War). Loosely inserted is a photocopy of an illustrated newspaper interview with Ron Beck by Max Fatchen (a copy of which was bound into the first edition).

Binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; a fine copy.

The autobiography of a professional fisherman, born on Yorke Peninsula in 1921, the son of a Gallipoli veteran who first took his son to sea when he was aged two. The introduction to this volume lists the pages where the corrections occur (but not what was corrected!); it also notes that 'the first edition, of twenty copies, numbered and signed [by Ron Beck, and 'for private circulation only'], was almost entirely given away, and only one or two copies were sold'. It further adds that the second edition was 'a small one like the first'. However, the print run is not stated, and copies were not numbered, nor signed by Ron Beck. Although it is not identified as such, this is the editor's copy, from his estate.

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Price: $150.00

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