Marx, Enid ~ An ABC Of Birds And Beasts : One Of 70 Special Copies Signed By Enid Marx With A Set Of The 26 Engravings On Japon : With The Publisher’s Prospectus And Related Ephemera
Douglas Cleverdon, Clover Hill Editions, London : 1985
The sole UK printing published by Douglas Cleverdon, Clover Hill Editions, London in 1985. This is number 'LV' of only 70 special copies issued with 60 being for sale (there were also 300 trade copies issued). The BOOK is in Fine condition. Hand-set in Berthold Wolpe's Albertus type and printed on paper hand made by Barcham Green in 1937. Signed by Enid Marx to the limitation page and bound in limp vellum, with gilt titling to the spine. 26 woodcuts by Enid Marx printed from the blocks. Accompanied by a set of 32 engravings printed on Gampi Japon, comprising 26 engravings for the 26 letters, 2 discarded engravings and 4 alternative designs for the fabric. Housed in a slipcase of patterned fabric designed by Enid Marx with original ties. Loosely inserted are the publisher's Prospectus, a Compliment Slip from Douglas Cleverdon relating to this title and a Specimen Page (W - Walrus). An extremely handsome production now very elusive with such attributes.
SLIPCASE: Near Fine