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A Bestiary, compiled by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by Alexander Calder by  Alexander Calder  Richard - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

A Bestiary, compiled by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by Alexander Calder

by Wilbur, Richard, Alexander Calder

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New York: printed at Spiral Press for Pantheon Books, 1955. Hardcover. The true first of this compilation, with Calder's : 75p., line-drawn animals and human nudes by Calder, Wilbur's choice of "extracts" (Melville on whales, &c) designed and printed at the Spiral Press by Joseph Blumenthal, limited to seven hundred and fifty copies numbered 51 to 800 on a specially made "Curtis Rag" paper numbered and signed in sepia ink by both Calder (his, sweepingly large) and Wilbur (italic-influenced sobriety), this being #727, very good in 9.25x12.5-inch blue-black cloth boards and silver titles on spine with silver Calder design on cover. A clean sound near-fine copy.


  • Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 233750
  • Title: A Bestiary, compiled by Richard Wilbur, illustrated by Alexander Calder
  • Author: Wilbur, Richard, Alexander Calder
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: printed at Spiral Press for Pantheon Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1955
  • Keywords: Art Modern first edition Poetry Signed, inscribed, autographed, Autograph, signature Fine Printing, Fine Press
  • Bookseller catalogs: Modern first edition; Poetry; Art; Fine Printing, Fine Press;


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