n.p: Privately Printed for Ernest R. Gee [at the Press of August Becker, Brooklyn], 1926.
Large Paper. One of 28 copies on Large Paper. Frontispiece portrait by Gordon Ross. Title-page vignette of a foxhound. [vi], 24,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ONE OF 28 COPIES. Original cloth-backed boards, printed paper label on front cover. An immaculate copy in its original glassine dust jacket (spine of which is partially gone). Bookplate. In custom quarter crimson and cloth slipcase with leather label on upper cover. Frazier M-6-D; Siegel p. 182 (note); Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, pp. 176-8. Item #251066
Inscribed by Gee “To Mr. Wilson S. Mills / with the compliments of / Ernest R. Gee / New York / April 1945.”
While there is disagreement as to whether this volume is one of the Derrydale Press works, Frazier states: “But the book and its design, paper, binding, and style, are so obviously Derrydale in spirit and influence, that one has only to put itside by side with Connett’s American Trout Streams...produced the same year, 1926, or Connett’s own Magic Hours, produced the following year, to see how this book and the books of the Press came together. The only question would be whether Ernest Gee had more influence on Connett in 1926, or whether Connett had more influence on Gee in this important year when, together, they formed the group that formed the press.” (Frazier)
In Ernest Gee’s catalogue No. 10 printed around 1928 he lists this title in two areas. In one instance he states "A small privately printed edition..." and in the other mention he declares "Edition limited to 330 copies", with no mention of a Deluxe state.
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