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    The Artist's Manuscript Copy, Bound Expressly For Him and With His Personal Embellishments

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. A Fowl Alphabet. [Easthampton, Massachusetts]: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.

    Unique Manuscript Edition signed by Alan James Robinson and Suzanne Moore, the calligrapher on the colophon page. Bound by Daniel Kelm in full maroon morocco with letterpress text bound in and with original watercolor drawings and original calligraphy for each of the 26 animals represented. This was the artist's own copy, done in a deluxe format especially for him. It is the only copy of its kind.

    Rich full morocco binding with raised spine bands with titles stamped in blind and gilt on the front board. Printed on vintage handmade paper. House in a beautiful cloth clamshell case with inset title label bearing calligraphy lettering. Fine.

    A unique copy celebrating the collaboration of the artisans involved with the project.


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    June, 2010
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