Chicago: Caxton Club, 1897.
Two Volumes. Superbly bound by The Club Bindery in full scarlet red fine crushed morocco, signed in the front dentelles, "The Club Bindery, 1901," with six fillet gilt rules on each cover, three gilt-ruled compartments on 4 of 6 panels. One of 3 copies printed on Japan vellum. Illustrated with frontispieces in each volume and numerous color and B&W plates of military figures, including one fold-out plate, all by the author. Measures approx. 4.25" x 7". With small bookplate of collector Abel E. Berland to the front pastedown of each volume. Light rubbing to edges. ìOften called the ëfather of American humor,í Derby was popular around the mid-nineteenth century. The Publications Committee secured from his widow a series of unpublished original sketches that were edited by Caxtonian John Vance Cheney. This book initiated a tradition of publishing original works whenever possibleî (Piehl). Fine condition.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #4773