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Jones, Shirley.
Ordinary Cats.,
The Red Hen Press, 1992. 17 x 21. A suite of 5 large mezzotints, with tissue guards. WITH an octavo booklet of 8 pages containing a miniature mezzotint and selected texts reminding the reader that, as Colette remarked, "There are no ordinary cats." In turquoise cloth tray case, vellum label on cover. Case is lightly sunned at spine & top edge; it has a small puncture looking suspiciously as if made by a cat claw. Mezzotints are fine. With prospectus. Delightful images (plate size 12 x 15) are elegant and humorous at the same time. Titled, numbered, dated, & signed by the artist. Their titles are: Parvenu, Metropolitan on Safari, Savaging a Dead Sheep, The Riposte, and What Bird? Text is printed in green, quotations in italics. Each image was printed in an edition of 70. But only 12 were boxed as sets and accompanied by the printed text. This is no. 9 of 12 sets. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Veatchs Arts of the Book, ABAA [Hamburg, NY, U.S.A.]
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