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Northwest Fishing Guide
Published by Ben Paris
I have just recently acquired a new Northwest fishing guide that I never even knew existed. This first Ben Paris "Northwest Fishing Guide" was Edited by H. Loughary and Published for Ben Paris by the Seattle Printing & Publishing Co.. The later "Fisherman's Guide to the Northwest" was originally published in 1935 by David Pollock and Edited by Milton S. Reichert and was taken over by Ben Paris on the 4th edition in 1940. This is the publication that has come to be known as the "The Ben Paris Guide" after their long publishing history of this guide. However this newly discovered guide moves up Ben Paris involvement in the fishing guide business by a whole nine years. The format of this book is quite nice and very informative for it's smaller physical size and 115 fact filled pages. I don't even know what kind of rarity factor to give this guide, I have been combing through this market for many years now and I have never seen another one of these.
I have been thinking about making some of my rarest guides available as PDF files so that the other collectors of these books can also enjoy these wonderful pieces of history. Any feedback on this idea would be appreciated.
If you have anymore information on this guide or comments, please email me.