Book Description

The sole UK printing published by The Previous Parrot Press in 1996. This copy is 'Number 64/86 with prints'. There were 86 copies of the Special Edition numbered in Roman numerals, signed by Frank Martin to the limitation page and issued with Four B/W wood engravings, signed in pencil by Martin which were loosely inserted into a separate folder as issued. The Book and four loose Engravings are in Fine condition. Loosely inserted is the publisher's Prospectus which is a large folded sheet printed as 4 pages incorporating 2 specimen pages, with reproductions of three wood-engravings. All housed in the publisher's original decorated slipcase which is in Fine condition. 30 wood engravings by Frank Martin, of which 8 are initial letters and a lino cut cover. This particular copy has most of the book engravings uniquely Hand Coloured by Frank Martin with a striking effect (the four loose signed engravings are B/W as issued). Designed by Dennis Hall and set in Ehrhardt by David Vickers, the blocks printed by David Esslemont on Zerkall mould-made paper at Gwasg Gregynog. Bound by The Fine Bindery in original Canson paper boards with a linocut by the artist on the upper cover. A very handsome production more-so with these unique attributes.
Author Martin, Frank (Author and Illustrator)
Date 1996
Binding Hardcover
Publisher The Previous Parrot Press
Illustrator Martin, Frank
Condition Fine

Price: £795.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

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