Lot 96 of 168:
Connett's Feathered Game, 1/50 deluxe ed.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
Feathered Game, From a Sporting Journal
Author:
Connett, Eugene V.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Derrydale Press
Date:
1929
Description:

Illustrations by Edgar Burke. Hand-colored frontispiece. (Small 4to) half-morocco over marbled boards, printed on double leaves. No. 47 of 50 large paper copies from a total edition of 500 copies. 

Signed by Edgar Burke and Eugene Connett on half-title page. A presentation copy from Connett to his daughter Marcella; a belated wedding gift with a lengthy inscription on the title page carrying over to the acknowledgements page—attributing the gift to the persuasive abilities  of Connett's wife "after [drinking] three side-cars". Eugene Connett was the publisher of Derrydale Press. The hand-colored frontispiece in this large paper edition was not present in the regular edition. 

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Condition:
Rubbing to spine ends, edges and corners, a few stains on rear cover; hinges cracked or starting, two ¾" closed tears to top edge of title page, light offsetting onto title page; very good.
 
Item number:
308457
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