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Drums - WYETH N.C. BOYD James - 1928. 
1928 - BOYD, James. Drums. With Pictures by N.C. Wyeth. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1928). Thick octavo, original orange cloth, mounted cover illustration, pictorial endpapers; housed in a custom clamshell box. $3500.Limited first edition with N.C. Wyeth's illustrations, number 421 of only 525 copies signed by both Boyd and Wyeth, with an illustrated title page, seven pages of facsimile manuscript correspondence between illustrator and author, 14 full-page color plates, and 47 in-text pen-and-ink linecuts.James Boyd served in World War I and brought his experiences as a soldier to his two major novels: his first novel, Drums, set during the Revolution, and Marching On, about the Civil War. "Having established his reputation providing illustrations for magazines and advertising material, Wyeth achieved his breakthrough into book illustration when he was asked to illustrate Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island (1911) for the series "Scribner's Illustrated Classics for Younger Readers". Among the total of 16 novels he illustrated for Scribner were several modern novels, including James Boyd's Drums (1928)" (Dalby, 44). First published in 1925 without Wyeth's illustrations. Without scarce glassine dust jacket or publisher's box. Allen & Allen, 198-9. A fine signed copy. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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