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    The Artist's Mock-Up, with Dummy Bindings, Layouts, and Text Sheets

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. An Odd Bestiary, Or a Compendium of Instructive and Entertaining Descriptions of Animals, Culled from Five Centuries of Travelers' Account, Natural Histories, Zoologies, Etc. by Authors Famous and Obscure, Arranged as an Abecedary. [N.p.: Cheloniidae Press, 1983].

    This collection of publisher's mock-ups contains two dummy books in both bindings issued, one bound in quarter red morocco over natural linen by Gray Parrot, and the other bound in full red morocco, blind-stamped and hand-tooled by David Bourbeau. Four separate chemises contain book layouts, original text sheets, and a full mock-up of the book incorporating both text and drawings. Everything housed in a custom clamshell box with an inset paper title label on spine. Fine.

    The only mock-up collection extant for this book, one of the most successful publications of Cheloniidae Press.


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