[New York]: Privately Printed, Ernest R. Gee, 1929.
First edition. One of 300 copies designed and printed by Eugene V. Connett at The Derrydale Press, signed by William Woodward. With 68 engraved plates and three charts. vii, 297 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Original full red morocco, paneled spine with raised bands, t.e.g., by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Front joint with slightest traces of rubbing. Fine copy in original folding box with printed label (one outer flap perished). Siegel 22 (cf. also p. 234); Frazier V-4-a; Podeschi 373. Item #238306
"This was Connett's first major work in fine book production. It was contracted through Ernest Gee, and Mr. Woodward spared no expense ..." (Siegel). The idea had come to Mr. Woodward to do a book about the portraits he owned after listening to Mr. Vosburgh regale him with stories about them one Sunday afternoon.
The most beautiful of the Derrydale titles.
Price: $4,500.00 Free International Delivery