A Complete Set of Original Watercolors Done For the Successful Chronicle Books Edition

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. Suite of Original Watercolors Prepared For the Chronicle Books Trade Edition of A Fowl Alphabet. The original suite of watercolors done for the Chronicle Books edition of 1988 with a colophon page laid in and signed by Alan James Robinson, Suzanne Moore, and Peter Geraty. All twenty-six original watercolors captioned with original calligraphy by Suzanne Moore, enclosed in a chemise and laid into a custom clamshell box constructed by Peter Geraty with a paper spine label lettered in calligraphy. One-of-a-kind and in fine condition.

    A Fowl Alphabet was Cheloniidae Press's twelfth book and perhaps its most successful publication. The work was a collection of bird portraits, with text culled from the Reverend J. G. Wood's Animate Creation (1885) explaining that the classification of birds depends largely upon the shapes of their beaks or bills. Alan James Robinson prepared a new and improved set of original watercolors for a new edition published by Chronicle Books. Exceptional artistic work by Robinson, as usual, and superb production by the other artists.

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