British and American Game-Birds (In Publisher's Slipcase)
first edition1/2 leather
by H.B.C. Pollard and Phyllis Barclay-Smith
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1939. 1/2 leather. Very Good +. Philip Rickman. #116 of only "125 numbered copies of this book, specially printed on hand-made paper, signed with a pencil remarque by the artist", Philip Rickman. Bound in 1/2 tan pigskin, with 5 raised bands and morocco spine label. Brown cloth panels, bright gilt-titling to the front panel. Printed on hand-made rag paper, 48 pgs., 20 color plates and an original remarque of a duck, initialed by Rickman on the lower part of the frontis page. The original prospectus and order blank laid-in as well. Frazier P-11a: "A rare, lovely and valuable work." A solid, well-preserved, VG copy, with a slight "freckling" to the top and bottom-edges of the front panel and a faint, half-circle darkening mark at the edge of the leather spine. Tall quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom-edges. Also includes a sturdy, very respectable example of the original card slipcase, numbered #116 at the foot of the spine to correspond with this specific copy. (Inventory #: 16518)
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