New York: The Derrydale Press, 1931. Arthur Wardle. 1st edition. Cloth. 1st edition, 1931. A Very Good copy of this scarce title. 8vo., xxxii, 340 pp, with 12 pages of breeders advertisements at the end. Illustrated with full color frontispiece and 500 photographic plates, woodcuts and drawings. Bound in publishers black cloth; spine lettering faded, tips rubbed. Interior pages show some light overall age toning and foxing, not effecting plates. Pages xi and xiii have a small 1/2" tear at the edge, page 251 wrinkled from incorrect fold and has a slight tear at the edge. Text block sound. A Very Good copy. Very Good. Item #25614
The Derrydale Press was an American book publishing company founded in 1927 with headquarters on Park Ave. in Manhattan, New York. It was the creation of Princeton University graduate Eugene V. Connett III (1891–1969). He told Time magazine that he got the Derrydale name "from a bottle of whiskey and a map of Ireland."
An important publisher of outdoor books for North American audiences during the first half of the 20th century, according to a 1938 Time magazine article, it was the only publishing house in the world devoted exclusively to sporting books. - Wiki.