CLARK, Roland (1874-1957). Gunner’s Dawn. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937.
Small 4to., (10 ¼ x 7 ¾ inches). Half-title, vignette title page printed in two colors. Fine etched frontispiece SIGNED by the author, 5 chromolithographs with tissue guards, 14 lithographs. Original publisher’s red leatherette gilt, top edge gilt (extremities rubbed).
Provenance: With presentation inscription “To John C. Marsellus, with the author’s regards. Roland Clark” on half-title. With the bookplate of John C. Marsellus on front pastedown. With bookseller’s ticket “The Sporting Gallery and Bookshop, Inc. No. 38 East 52nd Street, New York” on front free endpaper.
Limited edition, No. 46 of 950 numbered copies SIGNED by Clark on the frontispiece. “We who have known him long and loved him well have come to consider Clark and wildfowl as one and the same word. It is impossible to think of one without the other. This has come about because he has not only written so delightfully about ducks – his favorite theme – and the men who hunt them, but he has also been drawing, painting and etching them with masterful technique for many years. This combination of author-artist has made him great among all others of wildfowling” (John Holman). Siegel 118. Frazier C-6-a. Biscotti p. 85.