Salem: Beaverdam Press, 1992. Illustrated by Richard Bunse. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 16mo, first five volumes quarterbound in dark forest green Harmatan goat skin with multicolored paper over boards designed by Richard Bunse and produced by Sandy Tilcock, invoking the natural imagery of the Pacific Coast region, five diary volumes have frontispieces, decorative initials and illustrations by Mr. Bunse, the initials are handcolored by Marion Cluff and gold foil stamped at the press. The 6th volume, bound in cloth with accordian leaves, contains twelve photographs by Haig-Brown as well as a folded reproduction of a map of the Nimpkish area drawn by him in an envelope rear board. The set is issued in an artful linen cloth covered folding box with magnetic closure and recessed title label. As new in folding box. Item #900164
#27 of a limited letter press edition of 164 numbered sets bound by Sandy Tilcock and printed at the Beaverdam Press. Signed by the artist, editor and printer, 2 prosecta laid in (one dated 1990 with 5 volumes planned and a second dated 1994 with 6 volumes as published). 6 Volume Set. Edited and annotated by the author's daughter Valerie Haig-Brown. From the prospectus: "Roderick Haig-Brown arrived in the Nimpkish Valley of Northern Vancouver Island as a young man, just in from England. The year was 1927. He logged, surveyed, beachcombed and set out to learn to fish the Pacific Northwest coast. But, perhaps more than anything, it was here that Haig-Brown would mature as a writer. His five diaries of the early years in North America form 1927-192 and 1932-1933 reveal the freshness and immediacy of evolving genius that culminates in eloquent and classic works like "A River Never Sleeps" (1946) a book deeply informed by the period of these diaries."