Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 6,500
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Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CHELONIIDAE PRESS / Shakespeare, William.) Kinney, Arthur F. The Birds and Beasts of Shakespeare. Frontispiece etching of Shakespeare surrounded by animals appearing in the various plays, 52 wood-engraved text illustrations, an extra suite of the illustrations, each numbered and Signed by him, a watercolor, and a pencil drawing, both Signed and Inscribed. Prospectus laid in. Folio, original gilt-lettered russet morocco; suite laid into linen chemise; all housed in original linen folding box. From the collection of Richard Callaway. [Easthampton, Massachusetts], 1990

Additional Details

number 12 of 100 copies signed and additionally inscribed by robinson. accompanied by an artist's proof copy containing a loose set of signatures of the complete contents and a separate cloth chemise with an original signed watercolor of a hawk, a few Signed prospectuses (folding and single-sheet), two sheets of the engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare, and four multi-sheet mock-ups of the wildcat engravings, showing a progression of design.