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‘One of the most beautiful of the Derrydale Press books’

Stray Shots.

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931.

Price: $2,000.00


About the item

Clark, Roland. First edition, one of 535 copies. With 7 full-page drypoint etchings, the frontispiece signed by Clark, and six illustrations in text. ii, 124, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. ‘One of the most beautiful of the Derrydale Press books’. Original black beveled cloth, title and device on upper cover in white and gold, bottom and fore-edges uncut. Faintest traces of rubbing to spine ends, bookplate ghost on front pastedown. A fine copy. Siegel 58; Frazier C-5-a.

Item #366790

A lovely copy of a scarce volume that is less a book than a work of art. Roland Clark's matchless drypoints, printed from the plates on fine watermarked deckle edge paper, are luminous — one doesn't have to be a devotee of wildfowling to appreciate their artistry. If one is a devotee, this book is profoundly satisfying. Frazier acknowledges this: “One of the most beautiful of the Derrydale Press books.”.