FIVE ORIGINAL CHARCOAL AND PENCIL DRAWINGS FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF GORDON GRAND'S “COLONEL WEATHERFORD AND HIS FRIENDS”, signed with name or initials, lower right or left.

New York: 1933.

Done for Colonel Weatherford and His Friends, published by The Derrydale Press, 1933. Image of one drawing is 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches; the rest measure approximately 12 1/4 x 17 inches; each drawing is in an archival mat. 1 vols. Fine condition. Custom morocco backed folding box Siegel 69; Frazier G-7-a; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 160. Provenance: from the collection of Frank J. Lowe, Vice President and Sales Manager of The Derrydale Press; Duncan Andrews. Item #261127

Gordon Grand's first sequel to the stories in The Silver Horn, published the previous year, and another delightful and beloved Derrydale. The first edition was illustrated with six full-page drawings, of which we offer five--what became of the other is not known. These drawings were owned by Frank Lowe and after Lowe’s death were for many decades in the possession of sportsman and bibliophile Duncan Andrews . As was the case with The Silver Horn drawings, these drawings, done on a large scale and reduced considerably in the book, are more attractive in their original, larger format.
The drawings included are: “Captain Walsh makes a landing with Kerry's Own”; “The black-gowned Rector, his rod held firmly aloft”; “We've got to stay close to hounds or we'll lose 'em”; “The Downs-man”; and “Woodsman” (an image also used as the title page vignette). In addition, there are two (identical) sheets of proofs of these drawings, reproduced in the actual size used in the book. Son of American Impressionist John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Twachtman illustrated this work and “The Silver Horn” in their first, Derrydale Press, editions.

THE SUPERB ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS TO A BELOVED AMERICAN CLASSIC.

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