Lot 9: Ralph Bandini Men, Fish and Tackle
19th October 2017
Author: Bandini, Ralph. Title: Men, Fish and Tackle: The Story of J.A. Coxe. Place Published: Bronson, MI. Publisher: Bronson Reel Company. Date Published: 1936. Description: , 88 pp. Illustrated with plates from photographs. (8vo) green leatherette stamped in silver. First Edition. Scarce, privately printed book of considerable interest. Includes a chapter on the development of the famous Coxe reels, later marketed under the name Coxe-Bronson. Coxe fished with Captain George Farnsworth and pioneered not only reels and tackle, but also big game fishing techniques. Also, a description of the famous "San Clemente Sea Monster." The title-page states "First numbered edition," but copies were not numbered. Condition: Endpapers foxed; near fine.
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