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Price Realized: $6,500 With Buyer's Premium Show Hammer Price
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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