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Browne, Sir Thomas
Pseudodoxia Epidemica: OF UNICORNES HORNES. Illustrated with Wood Engravings by Alan James Robinson, with an Introduction by Jan van Dorsten
Cheloniidae Press, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, 1984. Issued simultaneously with the Regular Edition of 150 copies and the Deluxe Edition of 60 copies, this is number XI of 15 State Proofs signed by Alan James Robinson. Printed by Harold P. McGrath at Hampshire Typothetae. The Van Dijck Monotype was set and cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Illustrated with 16 wood engravings by Alan James Robinson. Hand-bound in full limp vellum at Gray Parrot's Bindery in Easthampton. This State Proof is accompanied by a one-quarter vellum over linen chemise housing 14 state proofs of the etchings, 28 working proofs, 4 states of the frontispiece portrait, and a rejected print, each signed by the artist, along with two original pencil sketches by Robinson. Accompanied by two copies of the prospectus, one string-bound in printed wraps and both signed by Robinson. Housed in a one-quarter vellum over linen clamshell box, with gilt stamping. An elegant production. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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