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    State Proof Copy of the First Book from the ABCedary Letterpress, with an Original Pencil Drawing

    [ABCedary Press]. Alan James Robinson and Mark Philip Carol. Ancient Needs. N.p.: ABCedary Letterpress, 1989. State proof copy I of IV, signed by Robinson, Carol, and Davies; includes state proofs of the etchings and working proofs of the wood engravings as well as two working versions of the manuscript. Also with a wonderful full-page pencil drawing inscribed by the artist. Small folio. Unpaginated. Eleven two-color aquatint and dry point etchings and five wood engravings by Alan James Robinson accompany Mark Philip Carol's original work of fiction. Foreword by Brian Davies, founder of the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Printed by Harold P. McGrath. Etchings printed by Sara Krohn. Bound by Claudia Cohen and Sarah Creighton. Timothy Barrett hand-made paper cover with a window framing a wood engraving of a harp seal pup printed on Gampi Torinoko. Proof prints, manuscript, and original drawing laid in three separate cloth chemises. All housed in a cloth-covered clamshell box. Fine.

    More Information: A story in prose and poetry about harp seals, told in three voices: a fifteen-year-old narrator from the Magdalen Islands, the mother seal in free verse, and the baby seal in stream-of-consciousness. The first copy of the inaugural publication from ABCedary Letterpress.

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