≡ The Sporting Life ≡ ____________________________________________________
Rich writings on flyfishing and the great outdoors in books which are a pleasure to read, hold, and behold in your home or on the trail. ____________________________________________________
"Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant that it will prove to be, like virtue, a reward to itself..."--Sir Izaak Walton
___________________________________________________ Contents: 1/Flyfishing Chronicles. 2/Great Indoor Sport: Reading About the Outdoors ___________________________________________________ 1/≈Flyfishing Chronicles≈ ___________________________________________________
SHADOWS IN THE STREAM, by Robert J. Romano, Jr. Subtitled "Trout & Truth in Western Maine," this book contains memorable musings on the waters and woods of the region west of Rangely, Maine. "Romano writes with engaging precision and enthusiasm about a little-known and remote fragment of a much earlier New England and its fascinating inhabitants, both finny and human..."--novelist Howard Frank Mosher. "Written with verve and great intimacy about waters he knows and loves, and flyfishers anywhere will love his passion and graceful prose..."--Nick Lyons, the legendary flyfisher/editor/author. "Truth is revealed in the rise of a native trout to a dry fly, with meditations on how good life can be in the Maine woods..."--WOLF MOON JOURNAL. Delightful original art and map by Trish Romano. The tenth anniversary edition of this book has just
been published, with a new preface. ISBN: 0-913559-90-3. $20. This
is BBP's best-selling flyfishing title, and is now in its fourth printing.
EDITORS IN THE STREAM, selected by Birch Brook Press. Essays by leading outdoors editors from Audubon, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Fly Rod & Reel, Gray's Sporting Journal, Fly Fishing Magazine and others on the purifying delights of flyfishing. Contributors are Nick Lyons, Jay Cassell, Vin T. Sparano, Silvio Calabi, Lamar Underwood, Ed Gray, Gary Souci, John Randolph, Marty Sherman, Peter Barrett, Dennis Bitton. Finely crafted drawings by Mary Anne Case. "A gem!..."--BACKPACKER MAGAZINE. Handsome trade paperback, antique outdoors drawings: 128 pages. $17.00. Limited hardcover: $65.00. ISBN: 0-879904-03-9.
FICTION, FLYFISHING & THE SEARCH FOR INNOCENCE, selected by Birch Brook Press.The arts of flyfishing and storytelling come together in a collection featuring fiction by Thomas McGuane, Nick Lyons, E. Annie Proulx, Robert F. Jones, Jim Enger, David Seybold, Sydney Lea, Mallory Burton, Jerry Warrington, and other fine writers. "A superb anthology . . . flyfishing is well-suited to letterpress printing, as both are innocent pursuits in these rough-and-tumble times..."--SIERRA MAGAZINE. "This is one of only two books I would pack if I were leaving on a fishing trip tomorrow..."--TOWN & COUNTRY. Hand-printed color artwork by Alfred P. Ingegno, Jr. 196 pages. Letterpress cloth limited edition of 150 (only a small number of this edition remains), numbered & signed by 10 of the 11 authors included: $165. ISBN: 0-913559-20-2. Unsigned
letterpress edition: $49.00.
FISHING WITH FAERIES, by Robert J. Romano, Jr. Hike sprite-laden trails with a knowledgeable and, at times, philosophical flyfisherman as he pursues his trout passions along "secret" fishing pools. His "Little Stream" is tucked away somewhere between "the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and the Adirondack Mountains in New York!" Spritely illustrations by Frank C. Eckmair, with a charming map by Trish Romano. (Only a few copies of this softcover edition remain. They are new and readable, but have slightly damaged or
imperfect covers. Price has been reduced by $6. to reflect this condition.) 224
pages. List trade soft: $18.95. Special offer: $12.95. ISBN: 0-913559-81-4.
FRESH FICTION FOR FRESH WATER FISHING, selected by Birch Brook Press.Fresh stories, intermingled with clear-water poems, on the flyfishing experience from the unique perspective of flyfishers who observe this art through their creative-mind's eye. Authors include Harry Groome,Sid Gustafson, Susan Scott Thompson, K. David Pinkerton, Peter S. Hauser, Alex Argyros, Robert J. Romano, Jr., Marcus Rome, Fred DeFauw, David Jauss, and other fine writers. Printed on Cream White Mohawk Vellum from metal type, with original wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair. Letterpress softcover: $20.00. ISBN: 0-913559-84-9.
THE SPIRITUAL FLYFISHER, by B. Anthony Varga.A crisp, thoughtful, beautiful little book that will delight the reader in an armchair or in a tent. "Don't let the word 'spiritual' in the title fool you into thinking Varga's book is a new-age tract. This little essay is perceptive, full of insight and sly humor. You'll see yourself in it..."--FLYROD & REEL. 56 pages. $13.50. Elegant letterpress softcover edition for reading and collecting. ISBN: 0-913559-33-4. SOLD OUT.
__________________________________________________ 2/≈Great Indoor Sport: Reading About the Outdoors≈
FISHING THE BACK COUNTRY, by Fred DeFauw. Though, as its title indicates, this book contains a number of essays and fictions about flyfishing, its essential thrust is the back country exploits of a serious student of the natural world. In this handsome, letterpress-printed volume, the author applies his skills and savvy to the wilds and waters of Michigan and Montana. 136 pages. Softcover: sold out. Limited signed/numbered cloth edition: $65. (See special offer on The Limited Editions page.) ISBN: 0-913559-64-4.
SPIRITS OF THE ADIRONDACKS, by Tom Tolnay. Hunting the ghosts and other spirits which inhabit New York's 6 million acre 'forever wild' wilderness. Adding much to this dramatic story are 36 stunning wood engravings by Frank C. Eckmair. (You may see examples of art from this book on The Gallery page in this website.) "Riveting interpretation of the supernatural, this tome is fascinating..."--ADIRONDACK LIFE. "An educative and amusing yarn, the book not only tells ghost stories that have lingered for years and some unknowns you can add to the campfire list, but also provides brief historical tidbits and quickly told tales..."--UTICA OBSERVER-DISPATCH. Letterpress softcover: $22. Limited hard: $30. Limited hard with original print of art: $95.
TALES FOR THE TRAIL, a backpacker's anthologyof stories/poems by Boone, Cranston, Ford, Groome, Gustafson, Jauss, King, Mallinson, Mortenson, Napolin, Noyes, Rich, River, Smith, Smits, Williams. Art by Frank C. Eckmair. Adventures in the air, land, waters of NY's Adirondacks to the rivers, lakes, forests, mountains of California, Colorado, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, Vermont. "Whether it's close encounters with
bears and dull chainsaws in the Green Mountains, or near-death
experiences along the kudzu-draped Nantahala, this book dispenses
adventure through nail-biting narrative, ironic humor, and pastoral
poetics of landscape. Created to be a ruggd companion on the trail,
nestled inside a backpack, it is equally at home within the confines
of a cozy den...Highly recommended"--VIRGINIA WILDLIFE. "A fine
read, leaving you ready to go out for a hike and to be spoken to by
wind or birds or trees, or to sit content and quiet and pondering..."
-- WAPSIPINICON ALAMANAC. 104 pages. A Letterpress-printed
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi, welcome to this trail of good books & art atwww.birchbrookpress.info If you have any questions about something you've seen along the way please call us at (607) 746-7453, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop us a note at PO Box 81, Delhi NY 13753. Happy Hiking! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________