Cheloniidae Press and Alan James Robinson along with Charles E. Roberts of Wonder Book Editions are proud to announce the first in a series of new Letterpress Broadsides, Alan’s first Letterpress Edition in 20 years.
"If There Were No Books…"
These broadsides, 28 cm x 35.5 cm, 11” x 14”, are printed by Master Printer Art Larson of Horton Tank Graphics, former Apprentice to our own Harold Patrick McGrath, carrying on the tradition of fine printing, in a total edition of 130. One hundred broadsides sold individually and an additional 30 held in Reserve for this Portfolio, lettered A through Z with four Artist Proofs. All were printed on Archival Cranes Lettra, 300 gms. The concept and quote selections are by Charles E. Roberts of Wonder Book. The twelve letterpress broadsides illustrations and twelve additional drawings were created by Alan James Robinson and printed from relief etchings made from the original drawings. The type and illustrations were printed from polymer plates created by Boxcar Press.
The Concept speculates on the premise "If there were no books…what would we have not experienced..."
Unicorns • Moby Dick • Headless Horseman • Nevermore!
Ancient Mariner • Ophelia • Jabberwocky
Hounds of the Baskervilles • Black Cat
Tom & Huck • Call of the Wild • Alice in Wonderland
26 Illustrations in the No Books Portfolio with your choice of a hand watercolored broadside by the Artist - $2950 each plus domestic shipping at cost ($20). Dealers receive 30% off when purchasing 1 copy and 40% off when 2 or more.
Full set of all 24 prints watercolored, an additional $2000. Additional Original Drawing of your choice from any image in the Portfolio, an addtional $750. Additional Original Full Watercolor of your choice, an additional $1000.
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