First Edition and Signed Limited Deluxe Edition of Eugene Connett's Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater
Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater.
Connett, Eugene V. (Editor).$1,250.00
Item Number: 96778
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1947.
First edition and signed limited deluxe issue of Connett’s finest postwar book. Quarto, bound in full red morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and mounted color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke and Lynn Bogue Hunt. One of 149 copies signed by Eugene V. Connett, this is number 38. In very good condition, rebacked.
The founder of the Derrydale Press, Eugene V. Connett became renowned for his design and publication of outdoor sporting books for North American audiences during the first half of the 20th century. "In sporting book design, he was without peer" (Siegel, 239). Duck Shooting Along the Atlantic Tidewater includes Connett's 'Great South Bay', Frederick C. Lincoln's 'The Future of the American Wildfowl', Lynn Bogue Hunt's 'Louissiana Marshes', and Lou S. Caine's 'Florida'.