Etchings and Drypoints by Frank W. Benson. An Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue. With an Original Etching by Mr. Benson and Reproductions of All the Plates. Compiled and Arranged by Adam E. M. Paff. Volume Four.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Small folio. xxii, pp. Original gray boards, front cover lettered in black, backed in rough beige linen, printed paper spine label. Near fine. Original signed etching of "Flying Pintail" as frontispiece, with tissue guard; 62 reproductions of etchings and drypoints. Spine label a bit rubbed; a few spots on front cover; a near-fine copy. First Edition of the fourth and final volume in the catalogue raisonne issued by Paff between 1917 and 1929; # 28 of an edition of 600 numbered copies. (A supplementary volume was added in 1959.) Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) was already well established as one of America's leading artists when he took up etching in 1912, and his popular success in that medium was immediate and longlasting. He specialized in game birds, with occasional portraits of duckhunters.
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