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Zane Grey four page description of Tahiti with holograph corrections  

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Four page description of Tahiti with holograph corrections and a personal note [and] The Reef Girl

Grey, Zane





4 typewritten pages with holograph corrections and handwritten note in pencil on final page. Also includes Grey's last novel, The Reef Girl. (8vo), cloth-backed boards, illustrated dust jacket. New York: Harper & Row, [1977].

Four typewritten pages by Zane Grey concerning his first impressions of Tahiti and his many trips to the island, written in letter form. Holograph corrections throughout. Most of the final page is made up of a personal note written in pencil.: "This is a long letter, doc, but I am sure you would expect something of the kind..." The letter is not signed or addressed.  

"From 1926 to 1938 I missed only two years fishing in Tahiti. In view of the fact that I could not resist the fascinating allure of other countries, and that Tahiti is the hardest place to fish probably in the whole world, I regard this as my most notable achievement. The driving passion, of course, was the pursuit of great game fish. Sword fish grow to unbelievable dimensions in this tropic South Sea."

Lot Amendments

Toning and edgewear to typewritten letter, oxidation from paperclip at top margin of first page, final sheet with creasing and a few closed tears to left edge, affecting text but with no loss; overall very good; book about near fine with price clipped jacket and dampstain to bottom edge of front board.

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