Lot 307 of 478:
Mark Carol, Alan James Robinson, Ancient Needs 1/25  

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Ancient Needs

Carol, Mark Philip

[Hatfield MA]

Abcedary Press



Four wood engravings and 11 full-page etchings printed in color by Alan James Robinson. (Folio) bound in handmade paper by Claudia Cohen and Sarah Creighton with exposed vellum ties securing the boards. A rectangular cutout, with a gilt ruled border, to the vellum on the top board exposes an etching of a baby seal. Housed in cloth clamshell box with paper spine label. No. 9 of 25 copies from a total edition of 76.

Signed at the colophon by Mark Carol, Alan James Robinson, and Brien Davies, the founder of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, who wrote the foreword. The fictional narrative of a young boy's experience with the harp seals is printed in Centaur type on Saunders paper, interleaved with the seals' poems printed in Arrighi italic on blue Moriki paper. The separate suite of the 11 etchings and 5 wood engravings is not present with this copy.

Lot Amendments

Sunning to spine of outer box; else fine.

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