Item #17407 Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water. Chisie Farrington, Sara Chisholm.
Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water
Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water
Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water
Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water

Signed and Inscribed by a Pioneer in Women's Sport Fishing to a Fellow Female Angler

Women Can Fish: Salt Water, Surf, and Fresh Water

New York: Coward-McCann, 1951. 1st Edition. 8vo. Very Good. Item #17407

A quite desirable association copy from the uncommon field of women's Sport Fishing, signed and inscribed by Farrington to fellow female angler Billie Bracheu.

Inscribed by Farrington on a front flyleaf - "For Billie Bracheu, a leading lady sportsman and perfect hostess who proves that women can fish. With best wishes from Chisie Farrington. August 9, 1951."

Farrington (1908-1992) was a pioneer in international big-game fishing.

"In 1934, she married a noted outdoorsman and author, Selwyn Kip Farrington Jr.

"Mrs. Farrington, under the pen name of Chisie Farrington and as an internationally known angler with seven world records to her credit, wrote "Women Can Fish" in 1951. The book chronicled her experiences accompanying her husband on fishing trips around the world. "Women Can Fish," as well as the fishing articles she wrote in the 1930's and 40's for Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Mademoiselle, helped to establish women as sporting participants in their own right.

"The Farringtons traveled in a circle of big-game adventurers who included Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Glassell. In their company, Sara Farrington was an angler among equals: The 674-pound tuna she caught off Watch Hill, R.I., in the mid-1950's was first tuna that had ever been caught in those fishing grounds by man or woman." - New York Times

238pp. Light blue cloth. Titling and fishing illustration in silver. Square tight binding. Clean interior, save for the pencil inscription of Luke Whitney of Outdoor Life Magazine to top of front endpaper, identifying the book as from his library. Illustrated map endpapers.

Mild rubbing and edge wear to binding, including some light sunning where small chips are located on jacket edges, as well as minor age toning around the edges. Dust jacket with mild edge wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

Overall an extremely and desirable Women's Sporting collectible from the days when fishing was unquestionably a man's world.

Price: $250.00

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