1986. Easthampton: Cheloniidae Press, 1986.
8vo, unpaginated with 26 wood-engravings by Alan James Robinson. Full limp vellum with gilt title on spine. With a signed suite of the 26 wood engravings, a blind-stamped set of the line-cut initials, and an original watercolor (the hornbill) signed by Robinson enclosed in a chemise and quarter vellum portfolio. This edition bound (appropriately) by Gray Parrot. Fine in slightly spotted vellum-backed cloth folding box. Catalog and prospectus laid in.
§ Full vellum deluxe edition, limited to 26 copies lettered A-Z of which this is H-2. Signed by the artist on the colophon. Cheloniidae’s 12th bound book, a delightful avian alphabet, from auk to zigzag heron, printed by Harold Patrick McGrath on Rives lightweight paper and French-folded. On each page, the initial letter and the Latin and common names of the birds hand were lettered in colored inks by Suzanne Moore. Item #106306