First edition

Brown, William Robinson. The Horse of the Desert.

New York, The Derrydale Press, 1929.

Folio. XXVII, (3), 218 pp. Richly illustrated throughout. Original giltstamped blue cloth.


Rare first edition, one of 750 copies. The Derrydale Press was founded by Eugene V. Connett, III, after his family’s beaver hat-making company was liquidated in 1925. He soon became an expert printer, and produced his first publication, "Magic Hours", the first book to bear The Derrydale Press imprint. For the next fourteen years, The Derrydale Press would publish 169 titles, most in limited editions, written by the best sporting authors and illustrated by the best sporting artists of the day. With the outset of World War II, Connett was forced to close the business due to the unavailability of quality materials during wartime and the firm’s increasing debts.

A good copy, privately inscribed.

Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 596. Boyd/P. 21. Frazier B19A. Siegel 25.

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