"FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT" The complete set of six hand-colored aquatint portraits, with engraved titles, each signed in pencil "R.L. Boyer", lower left.
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931.
First (and only) edition, limited to 250 proofs only. Image size is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9 1/2 inches, with additional margins. 1 vols. Fine condition. Two plates (Washington and Morris) matted and framed Ordeman, The Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of The Derrydale Press, p. 24-5, et seq. Item #238957
An extremely handsome and decorative set of American sporting notables. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of:
SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest;
COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf";
COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter;
COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club;
THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing;
HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature.
A SUPERB SET OF ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES.
Price: $5,000.00 Free International Delivery