Original Title Page by Robert Ball

Original pencil and ink title page of Trollope's Hunting Sketches, New York 1933.

New York: At the Sign of the Gosden Head, 1933.

1 vols. Image size 9 1/4" x 7", matted, glazed, and framed to an overall size of approximately 18" x 14" Original Title Page by Robert Ball. Fine, in an unusual red marbled paper mat. From the collection of Melville "Ned" Stone, the book's publisher and founder of the Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, New York Item #12380

A very attractive title page, with lettering and embellishments by Robert Ball, who also illustrated the book, in India ink and pencil in a variety of lettering styles, most notable being the title, "Hunting Sketches" which is spelled out in pencil renderings of fox tails! Despite the mix of decorated letter forms, a tasteful and effective production.
An Unusual Example of Ball's Lettering Virtuosity.

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