Alan James Robinson

Roadkills: A Collection of Prose and Poetry

Cheloniidae Press

1981

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Signed deluxe limited edition of Alan James Robinson's third publication to which he contributed the illustrations and searched out fellow roadkill enthusiasts Gillian Conoley, Madeline DeFrees, Richard Eberhart, John McPhee, Gary Snyder and William Stafford to provide the prose and poetry to the project.

  • Illustrated by Alan James Robinson (American).
  • Easthampton: Cheloniidae Press, 1981.
  • The wood engravings were printed on Cha-u-ke paper, and the etching and text on Sakomoto and Mulberry paper, all printed at Harold McGrath's Hampshire Typothetae, except for the single etching printed by the artist at the Cheloniidae Press.
  • Includes a separate suite of signed and numbered illustrations.
  • Limited to 50 deluxe copies, this is number 39.
  • Signed by each of the 6 authors and Robinson.
  • Bound in quarter grey moroccan goat with black Japanese paper-covered boards with a tire tread design along the edges of the leather.
  • The suite of signed and numbered illustrations are contained in a black cloth chemise.
  • Both the book and illustrations are housed in a clamshell box that is made of the same material and design as the book.


Although the topic sounds very quirky, the illustrator and authors do a remarkable job in handling this often encountered and frequently ignored slice of reality with dignity and grace. Roadkills was produced in an edition of 250 and 50 deluxe copies containing an additional suite of prints.

About Cheloniidae Press: Alan James Robinson founded the Cheloniidae Press with Joel Ginsburg in 1979 after receiving his MFA in printmaking from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 1989, he also founded ABCedary Productions with author Mark Philip Carol. Both of these presses merged in 1992 to form The Press of the Sea Turtle. Robinson designs and illustrates all of the books in collaboration with numerous artisans and craftsmen, mostly from Western Massachusetts, a center of book-arts activity. All of Robinson's works are printed by celebrated master printer Harold P. McGrath.

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Minor soiling to the boards.

Book and drawings in the portfolio are very clean with a minor wrinkle on the title page of the book.

Dimensions
Height: 12.25 inches / 31.12 cm
Width: 9.25 inches / 23.5 cm
Feature(s)
Signed
Language
English
Subject
Prints and colour plate, Art, Fine bindings, Prose, Poetry, Printed, Private press
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