“FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT”. The complete set of ORIGINAL STEEL PRINTING PLATES, with a suite of the six aquatint portraits
“FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT”. The complete set of ORIGINAL STEEL PRINTING PLATES, with a suite of the six aquatint portraits

“FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT”. The complete set of ORIGINAL STEEL PRINTING PLATES, with a suite of the six aquatint portraits.

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931.

6 vols. Image size is apx.10-1/4 x 8 inches, each plate measuring apx. 13-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches, including margins. Fine condition. In six custom blue half morocco folding boxes. Ordeman, pp. 24-25 & p. 56. Item #261098

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. Published in an edition of 250.

UNIQUE SET OF THE ORIGINAL PRINTING PLATES FOR ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES.

Price: $9,000.00 Free International Delivery