New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1926. Phares, Frank E. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. First edition as stated on copyright page along with the publisher's code, G-A (see Rogers, pages 66-67). Complete. Over 100 photographs and illustrations. Blue cloth cover with gilt lettering. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages with a student's Latin prize presentation on the front free endpaper. Small triangular chip to the bottom margin at page 102. Minor wear to cover and dust jacket, mostly at ends of spine. Dust jacket spine is lightly sunned. An angling classic. . . Very Good / Very Good. Item #008374
"In 1926, the Government commissioned . . . Zane Grey to come to New Zealand, sample the marlin and trout fishing and write about them. On the trout fishing section of his assignment, he visited the Western Bays with fine success, but it was the Tongariro River flowing into the southern end of the lake that caused him to write in raptures. . . . Grey's book drew the attention of anglers from all over to the magnificent Tonagriro River and it came to be regarded as arguably the finest rainbow trout river in the world." (See Orman's 21 Great New Zealand Trout Waters.).