Los Angeles: Tight Lines Publishers, 1932. Deluxe edition, 500 copies. Full wraparound decorated leather. Moire silk endpapers, double full page map front, tipped in frontispiece portrait of the author, black and white photographs and pen and ink sketches throughout. Front free endpaper creased, all edges rubbed with light wear extremities and some color variation front panel, still very good to near fine in fine custom cloth chemise and slipcase by Glenn Fukunaga. Item #143053
This is one of three important books Bandini wrote chronicling his early twentieth century experiences deep sea fishing the Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California. His encounter with the San Clemente Sea Monster in 1920 remained a secret not to be exploited.