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Ancient Needs. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Foreword by Brian Davies. by  Mark Philip Carol - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller (SKU: 107261)

Ancient Needs. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Foreword by Brian Davies.

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Ancient Needs. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Foreword by Brian Davies.

by Carol, Mark Philip

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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About This Item

Folio. Northampton: ABCedary Letterpress, 1989. Folio, 35 leaves, including a map of the Magdalen Islands, and 11 aquatint & drypoint etchings in black, blue, & green. Wood engravings in the text. Full limp vellum, window in upper cover frames a wood engraving of a harp seal pup. With a separate suite of the 11 etchings and 5 wood engravings, each numbered and signed by Robinson, in ice blue cloth folder. Both volumes fine in matching tray case (spine faded). With prospectus. § First edition. One of 25 copies of the "full vellum edition", this is Copy H/2 -- the binder Claudia Cohen’s copy. Signed by Cohen, Robinson, Carol, Davies. There were 76 copies printed in all, most bound in handmade paper. The title & colophon are hand calligraphed in blue by Suzanne Moore. The fictional narrative of a young boy's experience with the harp seals is printed in Centaur type on Saunders paper; it is interleaved with the seals' poems printed in Arrighi italic on blue Moriki paper. Published price.

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Seller
John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller US (US)
Seller Inventory #
107261
Title
Ancient Needs. Illustrated by Alan James Robinson. Foreword by Brian Davies.
Author
Carol, Mark Philip
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
ABCedary Letterpress
Place of Publication
Northampton
Date published
1989
Bookseller catalogs
Recent Acquisitions (SL1);
Size
Folio

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About John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller

John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller offers an exceptional selection of rare books and manuscripts from medieval times through the twentieth century; we specialize in illustrated material, particularly the work of William Blake and his circle. Located in downtown San Francisco, we have served an international clientele of private collectors, libraries, and institutions for 35 years. We are actively purchasing books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin remain special interests. We hope you will contact us for any of your book needs: restoration and repair of books and manuscripts; bibliographical information and up-to-date retail and auction prices; informal valuations to formal appraisals of single items or entire collections; auction purchases worldwide (including eBay); and of course, purchases for and sales of your own collections. We guarantee every transaction unconditionally and, as members in good standing of the ABAA, ILAB, and PBFA, we subscribe to the code of ethics endorsed by reputable antiquarian booksellers worldwide.

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]
vellum
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leaves
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fine
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tray case
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colophon
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Cloth
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