London: Methuen & Company, 1938.
Second Edition. Hardcover. Good+ in Good dust jacket. Item #14577
Cocked, tone, light shelfwear, owner's signature on front paste-down, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket in two pieces at spine front edge, 1" chip at front bottom corner, smaller chips and tears, rubbed, tone, wear. Solid hardcover. ; Second and Cheaper Edition. "Almost the whole story takes place near a small seaboard town on the west coast of Ireland. The principal characters - indeed with one exception, all the characters are Irish. They belong to various sections of the community and are prompted by very different loves, hates and prejudices. The "fishing" of the title is not the angling of the noble salmon, for which the wealthy pay high prices, but a simpler and more primitive kind of sport. Mr Birmingham has rarely been in such witty form as in this novel, which, besides its wit, is full of the other characteristics of geniality and charm that have long made novel-readers eagerly await the advent of each new Birmingham." Hard-to-find Birmingham novel in dust jacket. ; 256 pages.