A Unique Copy with Hand-Rendered Calligraphy

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. Trout: Brook, Brown & Rainbow. [Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1986].

    Artist's proof copy II/III (two of three) of the deluxe edition (which itself was limited to only 15 copies), signed by Alan James Robinson, with a full suite of all of the etchings and engravings, with original hand calligraphy rendered especially for the artist. Large quarto. Unpaginated. A bound portfolio of twelve hand-watercolored etchings and two wood engravings by Alan James Robinson, including nine etchings of trout (three of each trout), two etchings of trout flies, and one etching of natural insects. Introduction by Stephen Bodio. Calligraphy in watercolor, gouache, and gold by Suzanne Moore. Laid in is a letter from the artist on Cheloniidae Press letterhead stating: "This is the only copy that is for sale with the extra suite of prints having hand calligraphy on them."

    Bound in full light blue morocco with blind-stamped image of a trout with a three-color leather onlay of a fishing fly by Gray Parrot. Includes a full suite of all of the etchings and engravings in a chemise. Housed in a quarter leather clamshell box. Fine.

    "A tribute in portraits both visual and verbal to the brook trout, the brown trout, and the rainbow trout," including a "warm and nostalgic essay of fishing adventures by the naturalist and writer Stephen Bodio."

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