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    Sale 2497 | Lot 30
    Price Realized: $6,500With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 30

      (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

      Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $6,500