Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 4,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS.) Robinson, Alan James. Cheloniidae: Sea Turtles. Artists' proof copy of the special deluxe edition. original watercolor on vellum, 7 etchings and wood engravngs, plus an extra suite of watercolored prints and two woodcuts, all numbered III/IV and Signed by Alan James Robinson. Type set by Mackenzie-Harris of San Francisco, with additional hand composition by Arthur Larson. Papers are Rives BFK and Japanese Moriki. Produced by Alan James Robinson and printed by Greta Lintvedt at Cheloniidae. Folio, special deluxe binding by daniel e. kelm of the wide awake garage in quarter leather over cloth, with a leather panel to the front board, and a cast bronze sculpture of a sea turtle mounted to the cover. All housed in a tray case designed by Peter Geraty and Linda Lembke. A few signed prospectuses are also laid in. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1987

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number III of only IV artist's proof copies of the special deluxe edition with a beatiful bronze cover sculpture. Laid into the book is a beautiful watercolor of the green turtle inscribed and signed for callaway, a Typed Note Signed on by Robinson Cheloniidae letterhead describing the special edition, a manuscript letter to Dick Callaway giving the cost breakdown of the cast bronze, with a draught of the sculpture and its measurements, dated February 24, 1987 and Signed by Robinson.