The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast: Roscoe, William The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast: Roscoe, William The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast: Roscoe, William

The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast

Roscoe, William

Published by Anne and David Bromer, (Watertown, MA), 1977
Hardcover
From Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA (Boston, MA, U.S.A.)

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(24)pp. The text is printed on Japanese paper with ornamentation in green. Wood engravings by Sarah Chamberlain, as her first miniature book commission. This is the first miniature book published by the Bromers. Midori Kunikata-Cockram captures the whimsical nature of the text, which was the first English poem for children intended for sheer amusement. The front and rear boards of her designer binding are covered with parchment, on which the artist has hand-drawn the insects and small animals attending the feast amongst a pattern of vines and flowers in crimson ink. Delicate onlays of black morocco create the silhouette of a vine climbing up the book's burgundy morocco spine. Inside, endpapers printed with oak leaves and cut-out leaves with hand-drawn shading in pastel reference the oak tree in the poem, beneath which the revels were held. Housed in a suede-lined box, the exterior of which is covered with paper hand-tooled in a foliate pattern and gilt-titled to the morocco spine. A parchment tab painted with a butterfly on one side and a grasshopper on the reverse, helps to lift the book out of the box. With the binder's blind-stamped mark to the penultimate endleaf and signed by Chamberlain to the colophon. Extremely fine. (2 1/2 by 2 1/8; 63x53mm). Bookseller Inventory # 25333

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Title: The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's ...

Publisher: Anne and David Bromer, (Watertown, MA)

Publication Date: 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Kunikata-Cockram, Midori

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Owned and operated by Anne and David Bromer, who have been in the business of fine books for nearly half a century, Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. We carry a diverse selection of highlights in literature, illustrated books, finely printed books, and special artistic bindings, and we are noted for our fine selection of miniature books. We invite you to search or browse our entire inventory here, or please contact us directly if you wish to consult with our staff to find the perfect rare book for you.

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All books are guaranteed as described and may be returned, with prior notice, within ten days. All bills are payable within thirty days from the date of the invoice. Shipping and insurance are additional. Overseas shipments will be sent by air mail unless otherwise instructed. Bromer Booksellers, Inc. 607 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116 Email: books@bromer.com Phone: 617-247-2818 Fax: 617-247-2975 Authorized representative: Philip C. Salmon


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