BROWN, PAUL. 1893-1958.
Aintree. Grand NationalsPast and Present. New York: Derrydale Press, 1930.
Folio. Half-title. Title page printed in red and black. 51 plate illustrations by the author, numerous illustrations in text, and an original, signed pen and ink drawing of a polo match. Full scarlet morocco, raised bands, gilt spine titles and equestrian devices within panels, gilt horse-head devices within gilt rule at corners of covers, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Faint dampstain extending approx. 3-5 cm from upper and fore-margins of most leaves, light rubbing to joints and corners, faint staining to upper cover.
Provenance: Harry Worcester Smith (engraved equestrian bookplate); the collection of Margie and Robert E. Petersen.
LIMITED EDITION, No 17 OF 50 LARGE PAPER COPIES, WITH AN ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING SIGNED BY BROWN. THE WORCESTER SMITH COPY. Additionally signed by Brown on the half-title. The renowned American sportsman Harry Worcester Smith (1865-1945) was Master of the Westmeath Foxhounds and a founder of the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America.