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    With an Original Watercolor and Pencil Drawing, Signed by the Artist

    [Cheloniidae Press]. Alan James Robinson. Songbirds, Fifteen Etchings Hand-watercoloured. [Williamsburg, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1983].

    Special artist's proof copy of the edition limited to 50 copies, of which this is number 8 (the colophon states that these copies are "numbered with roman numerals," but this copy is numbered with Arabic numerals), signed by Alan James Robinson. In addition to the suite of fifteen watercolored etchings, this set also includes hand-colored wood-engraved title and colophon pages, an original watercolor, and an original pencil sketch, both signed by Robinson. A suite of fifteen watercolored etchings by Alan James Robinson, printed by the artist at Cheloniidae Press. The title page and colophon were printed at the Hampshire Typothetae, West Hatfield, by Harold McGrath. Each suite is enclosed in a chemise and laid in a quarter leather tray case made by Gray Parrot. Eighteen loose oblong sheets measuring 8.5 by 11 inches.

    Loose prints are laid into separate blue paper wrappers and are housed together in a chemise which is laid into a gilt-stamped pale green quarter leather-backed clamshell case. Shallow bend to lower left corner of the original watercolor. Minor fading to leather backstrip. Else, fine.

    Included in this collection are lovely hand-colored illustrations of the heads of the male and female of the following birds: Blue Jay, Robin, Woodthrush, Cedar Waxwing, Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Chickadee, Titmouse, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Hooded Warbler, Goldfinch, Meadowlark, Red Crossbill, Mockingbird and Bewick's Wren.


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