Collectors of de luxe sporting books will remember Ole Miss' as one of Derrydale Press limiteds. Now for the first time it...

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OLE MISS'

Collectors of de luxe sporting books will remember Ole Miss' as one of Derrydale Press limiteds. Now for the first time it is available in a trade addition and is issued uniformly only with Nash Buckingham's other classic sporting tales, De Shootinest Gent'man, Tattered Coat, etc. When sportsmen are articulate, they have a rare gift of sharing their memories, not only the tall tales but the sight and feel and sound and scent of the duck blind, the quiet pool, the out of doors, and the hunting lodge. Perhaps it is the fisherman's inalienable right through the ages to spin a good yarn -- shared by gunners as well. And Nash Buckingham is dean of them all today. These are again nostalgic stories of boyhood, of youth, of maturity; stories of the Mississippi delta country and the club where old traditions of sportsmanship were upheld to the end; stories from Ole Miss' to Canadian waterways; stories in dialect- as the inimitable Ho'ace contributes from his store; bits of fishing and hunting lore; stories of dogs and of men-sportsmen all, or nearly all. A motley collection, uneven perhaps, but with a high standard of excellence. Sure delight for armchair sportsmen-and for those who like to read ""out of season"". Nostalgic looking backward on days that may have passed.

Pub Date: Nov. 15, 1946

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1946