Clark, Roland. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. 125 pp. 4to. Brown leather spine with matching board corners, marble paper insets to covers with matching endpapers. Five raised bands to spine with gold titling, black leather title patches, and a duck in flight in three compartments, fourth compartment contains two gold embossed guns and hunting satchel. A stunning binding with just the slightest hint of rubbing at the edges. Previous owner's tasteful hunting themed bookplate affixed to front pastedown. Top edge gilt. Some pages uncut. Fine.
One of 50 Deluxe copies signed by the author and artist, this being copy #41. A stunning work, this piece includes 20 total plates, 5 in color, 14 in black and white, original etching at frontispiece, "The Vanguard," signed in pencil by Clark, hand colored. Clark has also signed at half-title page. Biscotti p.85; Frazier C-6-D; Siegel 118.