New York: Published by The Derrydale Press; Frank Lowe, 1941; 1944.
Edition of 250 copies. Aquating etchings, hand-colored,, signed in pencil at lower right. With the Colorist’s Model for “Canada Geese” from a trimmed proof; and an uncolored copy of “The Vanguard”, signed by the artist. 1 vols. Plate size 21-1/2 x 17 inches. Some light foxing at margins, but attractive overall. Ordeman 2005, pp. 37, 104; Siegel, p. 192-3. Item #261184
A striking image of three geese in flight over water against a snowy horizon--a vivid picture of Canada geese in their native element, and one of the last prints to be issued by the Press.
“The Vanguard” was published by Frank Lowe
A childhood companion and lifelong friend of Derrydale Press proprietor Eugene Connett, Dr. Burke (1889-1950) illustrated three Derrydale books and provided front cover vignettes for seven more. He was a versatile fisherman and fly-tyer, wildfowler and upland gunner, as well as being a physician, surgeon, and an artist of distinguished ability and reputation.
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