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Boyer, Ralph L.
FATHERS OF AMERICAN SPORT" The complete set of six hand-colored aquatint portraits, with engraved titles, each signed in pencil "R.L. Boyer", lower left
The Derrydale Press, New York, 1931. First (and only) edition, limited to 250 proofs only. Image size is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9 1/2 inches, with additional margins. 1 vols. An extremely handsome and decorative set of American sporting notables. The six portraits, each set in an appropriate background, are of: SAMUEL MORRIS, ESQ., Foxhunter, first president of the Gloucester Foxhunting Club, America's oldest; COL. WILLIAM RANSOM JOHNSON, "Napoleon of the Turf"; COL. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Foxhunter; COMMODORE JOHN COX STEVENS, Yachtsman, owner of the "America" and a founder of the New York Yacht Club; THADDEUS NORRIS, ESQ., Angler, author of The American Angler's Book, who did much to elevate and advance the art of fly fishing; HENRY WILLIAM HERBERT, ESQ., "Frank Forester", the father of American sporting literature. A SUPERB SET OF ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE OF THE DERRYDALE PRESS SPORTING PRINTS SERIES. Ordeman, The Aquatints, Drypoints and Etchings of The Derrydale Press, p. 24-5, et seq Fine condition. Two plates (Washington and Morris) matted and framed Image size is approximately 10 x 8 inches, the plate measuring 13 x 9 1/2 inches, with additional margins. 1 vols First (and only) edition, limited to 250 proofs only.
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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