Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
(DERRYDALE PRESS) | A Group of 15 Derrydale Titles
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD
Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson
A Group of 15 Derrydale Titles
Connett, Eugene V. Wing Shooting and Angling. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. 8vo. 4 black and white plates (three by A.B. Frost and one by Oliver Kemp), in-text illustrations by Connett, text annotated in pencil by Connett; minor toning as usual. Three quarter blue morocco over blue cloth, spine with raised bands in five compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, others with double gilt-rules and gilt hunting and angling motif, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers; extremities rubbed, corners bumped, some nicks to morocco. In quarter red morocco clamshell case. First edition, first impression, bearing Connett’s bookplate and annotations, which update and expand upon a handful of passages. There is also a charming undated letter laid into the volume, written by Connett's nephew, Theodore T. Everitt, Jr. Bruns C-152; Heller 471; Phillips 84-85 — Heywood, Gerald G.P. Charles Cotton and His River. Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes; New York: Derrydale Press, 1928. 4to (11 x 8 1/2 in.; 279 x 216 mm). 10 full-page illustrations (one folding), 12 head- and tail-pieces tipped in. Original green cloth, cover and spine gilt-lettered; minor scuff to lower board, lover joint just splitting. Housed in green quarter morocco slipcase with marbled boards. [With]: 2pp. T.L.S. from M.H. Riesco to to H.H. Smedley, dated 24 April 1945, and sent from Croydon, UK, laid in, with 10 accompanying silver gelatin photographs (4 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.; 113 x 89 mm). First American issue, one of 50 unnumbered copies. Frazier H-17-a; Hampton's Angling Bibliography 147; Siegel 11 — White, Frederick. The Spicklefisherman and Others. New York: Derrydale Press, 1928. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.; 241 x 158 mm). Frontispiece by A. B. Frost, 10 illustrations by Frost, Oliver Kemp, and Gordon Stevenson. Publisher's boards, printed paper label on upper cover; spine and edges tanned, glue stains on pastedowns. Half blue morocco gilt slipcase and chemise. First edition. deluxe issue. One of 35 unnumbered large-paper copies, signed by White on half-title. Frazier W-7-D; Siegel 19 — Woodward, William. Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses… New York: Privately Printed for Ernest Gee [by The Derrydale Press], 1929. 4to (12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in.; 320 x 244 mm). 1 silver gelatin print (4 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.; 123 x 199 mm) tipped-in with manuscript caption in blue ink, half-title, 68 engraved plates, 3 charts; one or two stray spots, not affecting images, minor toning, one tissue guard torn. Full burgundy calf, bound as issued by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers decoratively gilt-ruled, gilt title to upper cover, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second gilt-lettered, others decoratively gilt-ruled, top edge gilt, turn-ins with multiple gilt rules; extremities rubbed, some minor soiling and one or two scuffs to covers. First edition, one of 300 copies privately printed. Presentation copy, inscribed to George M. Verity, founder of American Rollins Mill Company. — Connett, Eugene V. Feathered Game from a Sporting Journal. New York: Derrydale Press, 1929. 4to (10 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.; 270 x 190 mm). Handcolored engraved frontispiece, colored vignette on title, 10 color illustrations by Edgar Burke, M. D.; minor offsetting on title. Publisher's maroon half morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled boards; spine darkened and with some wear, glue stain from removal of small label from front pastedown. Copy 4 of 50 large-paper copies, signed by Connett and Burke on the half-title. Frazier C-10-D; Siegel 24 — Smith, Jerome V.C. Trout and Angling. Being Part of the Two Fishes of Massachusetts First Published in 1833 at Boston. New York: Derrydale Press, 1929. 8vo (6 1/4 x 10 in; 250 x 158 mm). Hand-colored title page vignette and 2 hand colored facsimile plates. Quarter green morocco, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and fourth gilt-lettered, others with gilt fly-fishing lure motif, top edges gilt, others uncut; extremities rubbed. First edition, limited issue, one of 50 large paper copies from a total edition of 375. A fine reprint of the 1833 edition, which was the first book on fishing to be published in America. Frazier S-12-B; Siegel 31 — Brown, Paul. Aintree. Grand Nationals — Past and Present. Illustrated by the Author. Introduction by Henry G. Vaughan, M.F.H. New York: Derrydale Press, 1930. 4to (12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.; 318 x 241 mm). Numerous illustrations by Brown, also photographic illustrations. Publisher's red morocco, spine gilt in six compartments with emblematic tooling and lettering, covers with gilt borders and emblematic tooling in corners, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers; minimal wear. Number 33 of 50 large-paper copies, signed by Brown on the half-title and with an original signed pen-and-ink drawing by him bound in. Frazier B-17-D; Podeschi 375; Siegel 35 — Reeve, J. Stanley. Foxhunting Formalities. Introduction by Henry G. Vaughan. New York: Derrydale Press, 1930. 8vo (9 3/8 x 6 1/4 in.; 2238 x 158 mm). Title printed in red and black with vignette, illustrations by Paul Brown. Half red morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt; spine and edges somewhat darkened, wear at joints and edges. Half red morocco slipcase and chemise. Copy 17 of 99 large-paper copies, signed by Reeve on the half-title. Frazier R-4-DD; Siegel 37 — Connett, Eugene V., Ed. Upland Game Bird Shooting. New York: Derrydale Press, 1930. 4to (12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in.; 313 x 241 mm). 64 plates (5 in color) by Lynne Bogue Hunt, Edgar Burke, William J. Schaldach, Bert Cobb, and others. Half brown morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, brown buckram covers, top edges gilt, pictorial endpapers; minimal wear. Deluxe edition. One of 75 copies, this copy out-of-series, inscribed "Presentation copy" in blue ink on the colophon. With an original etched frontispiece by William J. Schaldach. Biscotti 92; Frazier C-11-a; Siegel 45 — Barber, Joel. Wild Fowl Decoys. New York: Derrydale Press, 1934. 4to (10 1/8 x 7 5/8 in.; 258 x 193 mm). 5 color plates, one of which hand-colored, 120 photo-reproductions of decoys. Original scarlet morocco, upper board and spine lettered and pictorially stamped in, top edge gilt, partly unopened; some minor toning and chipping to head and tail of spine. In original red board slipcase. First edition, limited issue, number 6 of 55 large-paper copies, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Connett 26-27; Frazier B-5-a; Siegel 85 — Rives, Reginald W. The Coaching Club. Its History, Records and Activities. New York: Derrydale Press, 1935. 4to (12 x 9 in.; 305 x 230 mm). Photographic illustrations throughout. Publisher's full blue-green morocco, gilt emblem on front cover, spine gilt-lettered; worn at corners with some loss to morocco, some repair to head and tail of spine. Housed in green quarter morocco slipcase and folding chemise. Deluxe edition, number 10 of 30 copies. Presentation copy, with ALS from Rives to W. Strother Jones, Esq. laid-in: "Will you accept this small book, which, as a sportsman I feel sure you will enjoy." Siegel 89 — Grand, Gordon. Colonel Weatherford's Young Entry. Being an Account of the South Dorchester Ratters and Other Genteel Diversions Suitable for Children. New York: Derrydale Press, 1935. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.; 247 x 158 mm). 8 full-page plates and numerous text vignettes by Paul Brown. Publisher's half brown morocco, spine gilt in six compartments with emblematic tooling, brown buckram covers; minor wear and soiling. Half brown morocco gilt slipcase and chemise. First edition. One of only 6 unnumbered deluxe copies, signed by Gordon Grand and Paul Brown on the half-title. The regular edition comprised 1350 copies. Frazier G-9-D; Siegel 90 — Hunt, Lynn Bogue. An Artist's Game Bag. New York: Derrydale Press, 1936. 4to (11 x 8 3/8 in.; 279 x 212 mm). 48 plates after drawings by Hunt (4 in color); light browning at upper margins of some leaves. Full green morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, covers with septuple gilt rule borders, upper cover with central gilt vignette of a duck in flight, top edges gilt, green marbled endpapers; spine and edges toned to brown. Half green morocco gilt slipcase and chemise. Copy 4 of 25 numbered copies of the deluxe edition with an original signed watercolor by Lynn Bogue Hunt bound in. Presentation copy signed by Hunt to Mrs. Campbell Weir on an initial blank. Frazier H-20-D; Siegel 98 — Clark, Roland. Gunner's Dawn. New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. 4to (10 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.; 56 191 mm; partially unopened). 19 plates (5 in color) by Clark. Publisher's brown half morocco by James McDonald, spine gilt in six compartments with emblematic tools, 2 morocco gilt lettering-pieces, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt; minimal wear. Half brown morocco gilt clamshell case. Number 46 of 50 large-paper copies with an original etched color frontispiece by Clark, signed in pencil; and with half-title signed by Clark in ink. Frazier C-6-D; Siegel 118 — Clark, Roland. Roland Clark's Etchings. New York: Derrydale Press, 1938. Folio (16 x 12 3/8 in.; 406 x 314 mm). Title-page with vignette by Clark, foreword by Eugene V. Connett, 69 plates, affixed below plate 69 is a U. S. Department of Agriculture Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp (1938) reproducing the image of the etching. Original half brown morocco, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Modern half brown morocco gilt slipcase with chemise. Number 31 of 50 copies of the deluxe edition, with two original signed etchings by Clark bound in. Presentation copy, inscribed by Clark on the half-title, "To Henry E. Coe, Jr. with best wishes. Roland Clark." Frazier C-7-D; Siegel 139
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