Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 25

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Louÿs, Pierre. Leda. Artist's Proof Copy in a unique binding. Book contains 5 drypoints and 7 watercolored wood engraved illustrations by Alan James Robinson. Text translated from Comtes Antiques, 1929, Paris editions du bois sacrè, by David Ball. The type was set by Mackenzie-Harris, San Francisco. This book was designed by Alan James Robinson and Arthur Larson. Small folio, in a unique binding of full black leather gilt by peter geraty, with all illustrations watercolored and two original watercolored drypoints bound in. A separate suite contains a pencil drawing, 6 artist's proofs, 12 working proofs, the other 3 drypoints, and 5 state proofs. All housed in a slubbed cloth folding box with gilt spine label, the inside cover housing the original metal plate used for the binding stamp of a swan in flight before a full moon. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1985

Additional Details

a unique copy, with a full leather binding by peter geraty, and with original hand-watercolored plates bound in and a special suite. A Typed Letter Signed by Robinson and Geraty describing this copy is laid inside the suite. A Signed full prospectus and a single-sheet prospectus inscribed and for Dick Callaway is laid in, as is a keepsake printed to mark the occasion of a 75th birthday party for printer Harold McGrath, November 23rd, 1996, Signed by Robinson. McGrath printed the wood engravings for this work.