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McPhee, John; Conoley, Gillian; Snyder, Gary; DeFrees, Madeline; Stafford, William; Eberhart, Richard [poetry and prose]; Robinson, Alan James [etching/engraving]; Fletcher, Erin [binder]
Roadkills [Design Binding]
East Hampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1981. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine in Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. French-style find binding with laced-in boards, covered in hand-dyed goatskin, onlays in various goatskins, dark blue snakeskin, light blue carp, purple ostrich skin, embroidered elements in cotton floss, handmade papers from Hook Pottery; archival box covered in rose buffalo, blue goatskin, and raspberry boatcloth, handmade flies housed in compartments covered in orchid purple paper from Katie MacGregor. 4to. np. Illus. (b/w plates). Unique binding on Limited edition, this being Artist Proof 3 "The inspiration for this text came during fish trips Alan James Robinson took during college, in where he would often see roadkill on the side of the road. These animal deaths became the haunting wood engravings inside the text, which are paired with prose and poetry about roadkill.I wanted to highlight one of the animals from the text on the cover of the binding. I chose the coyote because I was captured by the angle showcasing its long, lanky legs. The coyote is set against a hand-dyed background made to resemble gravel and the outline of a river in the area where Robinson attended college. The river is embroidered over a range of different animal leathers plus handmade paper." [artist statement]
Bookseller: Lux Mentis, Booksellers [United States]
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