Cetacea, The Great Whales. Alan James Cheloniidae Press. Robinson.

Cetacea, The Great Whales.

[Easthampton, MA]: Cheloniidae Press, [1981]. One of 100 copies, this copy with original drawing by the artist, Alan James Robinson, signed by artist Alan James Robinson, binders David Bourbeau and Gray Parrot and printer, Harold Patrick McGrath, all on Arches Cover Buff, from a total issue of 110 (100 copies plus 10 artist's proof copies). This copy with the original Prospectus laid in as well as a separate copy of the original woodengraving, "Whale Flukes" that also appears on the colophon. The woodengraving is 5.5 x 8.5 inches and is inscribed and signed "Alan." Page size: 22 x 15 inches, 27 leaves. Bound: loose as issued with sheets laid in, black Niger oasis goat over low relief sculpture of Right Whale head by Alan James Robinson, then cast in polyester resin and covered by David Bourbeau at The Thistle Bindery. The rear panel is black cloth over boards. This beautiful folder is housed in a quarter leather Moroccan goat drop back box by Gray Parrot, a bit of wear to the box else fine. The seven bleed etchings by Alan Robinson depict the major species of whales; there are numerous blind-stamped line-cuts and two woodengravings. The text, which contains biological information and twelve two-color maps showing migration routes and breeding areas, is printed by Harold McGrath at the Hampshire Typothetae in 12 point Garamond with 24 and 36 point Castellar for titling. . Each etching is protected by a sheet of Japanese tissue. Tomoe Blue, in a wave pattern, is used as endsheets. The artist printed the etchings at Cheloniidae Press. The project was produced in conjunction with a grant from the Environmental Marine Arts Fund whish is part of the Center for Environmental Education and the Whale Protection Fund. This is a stunning production. Item #10730

Price: $4,500.00