ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press
ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press
ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press
ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press
ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES | A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,000USD

Lot Details

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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ROBINSON, ALAN JAMES

A Group of Four Works Published by the Cheloniidae Press


Lot includes:

Games Birds & Waterfowl. Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1980. 10 etchings (11 x 12 3/4 in.; 282 x 324 mm). Title-page and colophon printed at the Typothetæ by Harold McGrath, each etching hand-colored, numbered, and signed by Robinson. All laid in a quarter brown morocco and putty-colored linen traycase and matching linen chemise by Gray Parrot, spine gilt lettered. Letter "F" of only 26 of the special suite, made in addition to the regular edition of 100. This particular suite is signed by Alan James Robinson, Gray Parrot, and Harold McGrath, and inscribed to Arnold and Mimi Elkind, renowned collectors of private press and illustrated books. — Game Fishes. Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1981. 7 etchings (11 x 12 3/4 in.; 282 x 325 mm). Title-page and colophon printed at the Typothetæ by Harold McGrath, each etching hand-colored, numbered, and signed by Robinson. All laid in a quarter brown morocco and putty-colored linen traycase and matching linen chemise by Gray Parrot, spine gilt lettered. Letter "F" of only 26 of the special suite, made in addition to the regular edition of 100, signed by Alan James Robinson, Gray Parrot, and Harold McGrath, and inscribed to Arnold and Mimi Elkind. — Game Animals. East Hampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1981. Folio (12 7/8 x 11 1/8 in.; 327 x 283 mm). Letterpress title, limitation page signed by Alan James Robinson, Gray Parrot, and Harold McGrath, 10 hand-colored etchings signed by Robinson. Laid into gray cloth covered folding chemise and clamshell case, case with brown leather spine, gilt-lettered. Presentation copy. Suite F of 26 copies reserved for sale as a special suite, each numbered and signed by the artist. Inscribed from Robinson, Parrot, and McGrath to Mini and Arnold Elkind, famous collectors of private press books. — Atlantic Salmon. Easthampton, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1988. Folio (14 x 10 7/8 in.; 355 x 276 mm). Half-title, title printed in red and black with hand-colored fly woodcut centerpiece, 8 hand-colored plates with handmade paper tissue guards, 10 woodcuts to include 3 head- or tailpieces, 3 in-text, 3 full-page, and 1 full-page map. Quarter celadon morocco over decorative paper-covered boards, bound by Claudia Cohen, with multi-color morocco inlay of a fly on upper board, by Gray Parrot. Housed in publisher's quarter celadon morocco and gray cloth tray case, with 16 state proofs (approximately 13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in.;343 x 273 mm) of the etchings along with state proofs and working proofs of the wood engravings, two watercolors, and an original study (in pencil) of one of the etchings laid in, all signed by Robinson in pencil. Publisher's prospectus laid in. Limited State Proof Edition, "II" of 5 copies, numbered and signed by the artist in pencil below the colophon


Group lots not subject to return. 

Condition Report

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Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including the Olympic Manifesto
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