Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author & Illustrator
Publisher: Far Hills, NJ: Meadow Run Press, 2004.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Rice
A most attractive first edition, limited to 500 copies, signed by author John McPhee on the limitation page. Uncalled for, this book is further signed on the title page by illustrator John Rice. Unread Very Fine condition in original glassine wrapper and alike slip-case.
"American Shad are schooling ocean fish, and when they come in to make their run up the river they follow the deep channels. In the estuary towards the end of the winter, they mill around in tremendous numbers, waiting for the temperature to rise. Soon, a single sentence moves northward with them - sending amps and volts through the likes of me. The phone rings, and someone says, "They're in the river." (from the introduction) ; [xiv], 88,  pages.