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    Artitst's Proof Copy, in a Spectacular Box

    [Press of the Sea Turtle]. Alan James Robinson. Trout & Bass -- A Diverse Collection of Angling Literature, both Prose and Poetry by John Dennys 1613, Izaak Walton 1653, John Gay 1720, James A. Henshall 1881, J. G. Wood 1885, George J. Seabury 1890, R. H. Russell 1902. [Easthampton, Massachusetts]: Press of the Sea Turtle, 1993.

    Artist's proof copy numbered I/V, signed by Alan James Robinson and Harold P. McGrath and inscribed for the original owners, with an extra suite of the prints, as well as an extra drawing and a watercolor for each of the six etchings, and in a special deluxe case. Folio. 75 pages. Introduction by Stephen Bodio. Illustrations by Alan James Robinson. Afterword by Jack Gartside. Designed by Alan James Robinson. Printed by H. P. McGrath and Carolyn E. Prahl on Cheloniidae Rag paper.

    Bound in gilt-stamped ivory patterned paper boards with cut-away spine exposing hand-sewn signatures. Suites of illustrations and original drawings contained in two cloth chemises. All housed in a green clamshell box mounted with twelve trout flies and six bass flies by Master Flytyer Jack Gartside. The flies are in perfect condition and are mounted on the underside of the front cover of the spectacularly designed deluxe clamshell box. Fine.


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