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The F. Ambrose Clark Collection of Sporting Paintings

commentary and notes by E.J. Rousuck 

Private edition.  New York, 1958  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Russet leatherbound covers are mostly clean, with gilt ruled borders.  Corners are sharp.
  • Spine has raised bands, gilt ornament and titles a library shelf label.  Ends are firm.  See photos.  
  • Binding is tight.  
  • Handmade paper end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Half-title page has color illustration tipped in.
  • Frontispiece is present.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear, plates are tipped-in. 
  • Interior exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Slipcase of cloth over boards has title label on one side.  Splitting evident at seams.  See photos.  
  • PS2024.0214

293 pages. 9.5 x 11.5 inches

A scarce copy (only 250 were produced, for distribution to friends) of this catalogue of sporting paintings in the collection of F. Ambrose Clark (1880-1964).  One of the heirs of the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, he is most known as an equestrian.  Clark dedicated his energies and resources to horse breeding, racing, hunting, and polo.  As this volume makes clear, though, F. Ambrose Clark was also a discerning art collector who acquired a first-rate collection of paintings, mostly British, with sport as their subject.

Well illustrated, with a number of color plates as well as many black & white images.  Commentary and notes by E.J. Rousuck.

Edition of 250 copies, produced by Chanticleer Press, Inc., New York.  Printed and bound in Switzerland by Conzett & Huber, Zurich.  Printed on handmade Buettenpapier.  Black and white illustrations by Colotype Process; color illustrations by Letterpress Process.

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