Rudge, 1930, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Signed by Illustrator
JOHN GAY. Rural Sports, together with The Birth of the Squire and The Hound and the Huntsman, New York: William Rudge, 1930. Tall quarto, No. 69 of a deluxe edition of 225, xxix, 36, 1 (limitation page), purple calf boards with gilt lettering to spine, blind-stamped abstract pattern on front, signed frontispiece drawing by Gordon Ross, other plates by Ross, all illustrations hand-colored. A fine-press reissue of Gay's 1720 work on the outdoor sports. Condition of this book Boards discolored by sun exposure with a bit of wear at extremities, preliminary leaves age-toned, all else fine. Special Limited Edition, first issue in this format. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; United States; 1930s; Art & Design. Signed by Illustrator. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54350.