An Odd Bestiary, or a compendium of instructive and entertaining descriptions of animals, culled from five centuries of travelers' accounts, natural histories, zoologies, &tc., by authors famous and obscure, arranged as an Abecedary. Designed and illustrated by Alan James Robinson text compiled and annotated by Laurie Block. 2 Volumes

Cheloniidae Press, 1982-01-01. Hardcover. Deluxe Limited Edition. This being # 33 of only 50 copies. Colophon with entire alphabet calligraphed in red by Betsy Curtis and Signed/No. in pencil by Robinson. 2 Vols w/ clamshell box. Bound in ¼ Leather with tan cloth boards; gold lettering and black stamped sea turtle on spine with matching box which also includes a tan cloth portfolio. Portfolio contains the 26 loose engravings; each SIGNED and numbered by Robinson. A total of 300 copies were published; 200 were regular copies and 50 were deluxe copies with quarter leather binding; both versions were bound by Grey Parrot; The other 50 deluxe bound in full leather by David Bourbeau. - 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; each opening letter is calligraphed in red by Betsy Curtis. The clamshell case is Very Good+ to Fine with only slightest shelf wear; The Book, portfolio and all 26 engravings are Like New! LikeNew. Item #mon0001500264

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