CONNETT, Eugene V. III (1891-1969). Upland Game Bird Shooting in America. New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930.
4to., (12 4/8 x 9 4/8 inches). Half-title, title-page printed in bisque and black. With an etched frontispiece signed by William J. Schaldach, 5 colour plates and illustrated throughout in black and white from paintings and photographs by numerous artists including Lynn Bogue Hunt, Edgar Burke, M.D., Schaldach, and Bert Cobb. Original publisher's deluxe binding or brown morocco, gilt by Stikeman, top edges gilt, others uncut (front cover detached).
Limited edition, number 10 of 75 deluxe copies of a total edition of 925. From the Preface: "The lack of an American book on shooting covering driven game, the problems of private preserves, the spaniels and retrievers, in addition to the more widely understood shooting of our wild upland game birds, has lead the editor to plan this volume". With contributions by David Wagstaff, Col. H.P. Sheldon, Arthur B. lapsley, Capt. Paul A. Curtis, W. Arnold Hanger, W. Averell Harriman, Clarence H. Mackay, Lawrence B. Smith, Erastus T. Tefft, Horace Lytle, Henry L. Ferguson, P.N.B. Galway-Foley, William E. Baker, Jr. and Connett.
The Derrydale Press was established in 1927 by Connett III. An important publisher of outdoor books for a North American audience, the Derrydale Press is known for producing iconic books on the outdoors as well as hunting, fishing, horse sports, hiking, and sporting art. At the time Connett founded the press, it was the only publisher exclusively devoted to outdoor materials in the world.