Drums - James Boyd, N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator) 1928 - Charles Scribner's Sons, New York - First Edition, Second Issue Finely bound copy of Boyd’s epic novel of the American Revolution, finely bound, and highlighted by N. C. Wyeth’s iconic illustrations, black and white pen drawings, colour title page and fourteen full-page colour plates.

One of
Life magazine’s 100 most outstanding books for 1924-1944.
  Born in Needham, Massachusetts in 1882, N.C. (Newell Convers) Wyeth was one of the most successful illustrators of his time, and the pre-eminent example of the results of Howard Pyle’s illustrative techniques. During his career, Wyeth painted nearly 4,000 illustrations for books and magazines, many of them embracing the American Western theme, and filled with cowboys, Indians, gun fighters and gold miners. He also illustrated many popular children’s stories, including Tom Sawyer and Treasure Island, establishing visual images of characters that remained in young readers’ minds for generations. Tragically, Wyeth was killed in a car accident at a railroad crossing in 1945. Significant public collections of his work are on display at the Brandywine River Musem, in Chadds Ford, Delaware, Pennsylvania.

References:
National Museum of American Illustration, web. Canby, Life 1944. Geer. SparkNotes.

First edition, second issue with ‘Smoky’ included in the publisher’s ads to the rear.
Small quarto (binding size 23.9x18cm), pp. [2] xii 409 [1] [1 (publisher’s ads)] [5].
  Elegantly bound in full burgundy crushed morocco, spine lettered ruled and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt others trimmed, marbled endpapers.   Condition: Fein in fine binding   Ref: 110143   Price: HK$ 4,000