Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses, from the Collection of William Woodward. With Notes by W.S. Vosburgh. W. S. Vosburgh.

Cherished Portraits of Thoroughbred Horses, from the Collection of William Woodward. With Notes by W.S. Vosburgh.

[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. With 68 engraved plates and three charts. vii, 297 pp. 1 vols. Large 4to. Original full red morocco, panelled spine with raised bands, t.e.g., by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, a little cover wear, else fine. Siegel 22; Frazier V-4-a. Item #239207

"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.

Inscribed on flyleaf "To Randall Davy/ with the best wishes/ William Woodward”.

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