AN ODD BESTIARY. Alan James Robinson.

AN ODD BESTIARY. Or, a Compendium of Instructive and Entertaining Descriptions of Animals, Culled from Five Centuries of Travelers' Accounts, Natural Histories, Zoologies, Etc. by Authors Famous and Obscure, Arranged as an Abecedary.

Williamsburg (MA): Cheloniidae Press, 1982. Two vols. 10 x 13 1/2. 52 leaves. Each of the twenty-six animals is represented in two leaves: a large wood engraving captioned in red, and a text page headed by a smaller line engraving. In this deluxe version, each opening letter is calligraphed in red by Betsy Curtis. She has calligraphed the entire alphabet on the colophon page. Bound by David Bourbeau in full ruby morocco blindstamped and hand tooled in dark brown, paste endpapers. Leather & cloth portfolio holds two extra suites: the 26 wood engravings, each signed; and the 26 line engravings with letter calligraphed in red, each signed by Robinson and Curtis. A fine set in morocco & cloth tray case. With prospectus. Item #15488

One of 50 copies of the deluxe full leather edition, with the 2 extra suites and the additional calligraphy. This 1s numbered "artist's copy."

Price: $3,450.00

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