ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ‘THE SILVER HORN’

FIVE ORIGINAL CHARCOAL AND PENCIL DRAWINGS FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF GORDON GRAND'S “THE SILVER HORN”, signed lower right.

New York: 1932.

Done for The Silver Horn, published by The Derrydale Press, 1932. Image sizes approximately 13-1/2 x 18-3/4 inches, plus margins; each drawing is in an archival mat. 1 vols. ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ‘THE SILVER HORN’. Fine condition. Custom half morocco box Tally Ho! 96; Siegel 65; Frazier G-6-a; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 161. Provenance: from the collection of Frank J. Lowe, Vice President and Sales Manager of The Derrydale Press; Duncan Andrews. Item #261125

Of all the books first printed by The Derrydale Press, perhaps none is so universally beloved as Gordon Grand's The Silver Horn. A leading contender for The Great American Sporting Novel, it is not a novel at all, but rather a collection of stories written by a sportsman for his own amusement. The first edition was illustrated with six full-page drawings, of which we offer five--what became of the other one is not known. Done on a large scale, they were considerably reduced in the book, and are far more attractive in the larger, original format. They consist of: “Mr. Doleful goes on to win”, “...and they killed the fox”, “The Rector views the fox”, “Dr. Robertson of Heddingham”, and a fine cock-fighting scene, “The pit in Mr. Keener's barn”. Son of the American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Twachtman illustrated this book, and a Derrydale sequel, “Colonel Weatherford and His Friends (1933).

THE SUPERB ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS TO AN AMERICAN SPORTING CLASSIC.

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