The Best of Crunch and Des

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, with light deterioration to bottom edges of both covers; jacket has small chip at top right corner of front panel, spine slightly browned, a few tiny holes near top of rear panel]. A collection of 21 of the author's popular Saturday Evening Post stories (all selected from previous published collections) about the adventures of two dedicated Florida fishermen. The C&D tales, of which there were a grand total of 69, have been cited as an influence on John D. MacDonald's "Travis McGee" novels, also set in Florida. In any case, Wylie knew his milieu, having at one time served as Vice-President of the International Game Fish Association. The characters were also the basis for a syndicated TV series in the mid-1950s.

Title: The Best of Crunch and Des

Author: Wylie, Philip

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Ben Feder, Inc.

Categories: Fiction: Vintage, Fiction: Short Stories,

Edition: Later Printing

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: [1954]

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 23583

Keywords: Fishing Fishermen Miami Beach Gulf Coast