"WHAT IS IT THAT CONFERS THE NOBLEST DELIGHT? What is that which swells a man's breast with great pride above which any other experience can bring him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding in the human eye has not been seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to a discovery of great thought-an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightnings carry your messages. To be the first-that is the idea...." There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river; while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away. No one has stepped twice into the same river. But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?

The Innocents Abroad (1869)

About our Name...
The king of upland game birds, the ruffed grouse, wears the scientific name Bonasa umbellus.
     Bonasa means "like a bison," and refers to the bird's drumming mating call sounding like a thundering herd of buffalo. Umbellus describes the umbrella-like Elizabethan ruff of black feathers around the bird's neck....
Bonasa Press is a publishing company.... We produce high quality, trade and limited edition books that focus on natural history, wingshooting, fishing, sporting art, fine guns, sporting dogs and other topics related to the outdoor and history genres for discerning readers.
     Hallmarks of our books are fresh, high-quality experiential writing, art, and photography-essential work, with a strong voice-and personalized customer service.
     As a companion item, Bonasa Press also publishes limited edition prints featuring outstanding art from each book-a fine art print, a photograph poster, amalgamations of design.
     Our vision is to do it better-to create books that are superior products; outstanding in editorial content and quality, book design and construction as well as the printing art. We want to share with you the very best in all things.

  Feathered Tales Bird Crazy Prairie Autumn Hunting with Hank A Gentlemen's Shooting Dog
  Gunning the Eastern Uplands The Wild Ones The Sporting Life Memory Rising Autumn Shadows

Bonasa Press
204 2nd St. NW
Box 340
Crosby, ND 58730
Telephone/FAX (717) 684-4215

Editor & Publisher - John D. Taylor
Sales & Marketing - Nancy E. Whiting

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