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    With an Original Pencil Sketch and an Original Watercolor

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. Songbirds II. [Williamsburg, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, n.d.].

    Special artist's copy of an edition of 50 copies, of which this is number 8, which includes an extra original watercolor and an original pencil sketch, signed by the artist. Small oblong quarto. Unpaginated; eighteen loose leaves. Fifteen etchings hand-watercolored and signed by Alan James Robinson. Title page and colophon, including wood engravings by Robinson, printed at the Hampshire Typothetae by Harold P. McGrath.

    Etched portraits of the male and female of fifteen different birds, each laid in an individual light blue Fabriano folder. All folders laid into a folding chemise and housed in a gilt-stamped quarter green and black leather over beige cloth clamshell case. Fine.

    Birds include: the Bluebird, Oriole, Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, Ovenbird, Catbird, Starling, Kinglet, Yellow-throated Warbler, Evening Grosbeak, Junco, Bobolink, and White-throated Sparrow. A companion volume to Cheloniidae's Songbirds I.

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