[New York?]: 1937.
Done for Grand, Gordon, The Silver Horn. Published in the first Windward House edition. Each drawing--a portrait of one of the book's characters--is 9 x 7 inches (excluding margins). 1 vols. The Original Drawings. The drawings are rendered in ink and gray wash; there are a few light marginal smudges, printer's penciled notes in one margin, away from the image, else fine Siegel pp. 235-238. Item #12221
ALSO INCLUDED ARE 2 DRAWINGS NOT USED: a 7 x 1 1/2 inch pen drawing of a hunting horn, unsigned, and a beautifully executed 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch pen and ink drawing for the title page showing a huntsman in partial profile, signed FB, both fine. The identity of “FB” has not been determined.
These drawings were done for the Windward House edition of The Silver Horn, the first trade edition after The Derrydale Press limited edition of 1932. Windward House, owned by the owners of The Derrydale Press, was established in 1933 to provide less expensive and more widely marketed volumes than those issued by Derrydale; The Silver Horn was one of four Derrydale reprints issued under its aegis.
Ralph Ludwig Boyer (1879-1952), a well-known illustrator, painter and etcher, illustrated four books for The Derrydale Press between 1936-1939, including Tranquility, and Random Casts. His portraits of Colonel John Weatherford and the other main characters catch superbly the spirit of Gordon Grand's classic text.
A FINE SET OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
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