NATURAL HISTORY OF SURPRISE.|A: Elsted, Crispin

NATURAL HISTORY OF SURPRISE.|A

Elsted, Crispin

Published by Barbarian Press, 2002
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large 8vo. Printed Canal Jute paper with label pasted on spine. 20, (4) pages. Printed and published by the Barbarian Press in an edition limited to 125 copies, using Van Dijck and Elysian types on dampened Barcham Green handmade Chilham and Charter Oak paper. Designed by Crispin Elsted, who also hand-set the type, and signed by him on the colophon page. The presswork is by Jan Elsted and Anik See. Binding under the direction of Simone Mynen, with the boards covered in printed Canal Jute paper from La Papeterie St-Armand. Illustrated with a tipped-in wood-engraved frontispiece by Peter Lazarov. Two of the poems first appeared in The Malahat Review, and another in Parenthesis. The essay, "To Judge the Colour of Grapes," won the Federation of B.C. Writers' non-fiction prize in 1988. Lengthy presentation from the author on the first blank leaf. Printed Canal Jute paper with label pasted on spine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: NATURAL HISTORY OF SURPRISE.|A
Publisher: Barbarian Press
Publication Date: 2002
Illustrator: Barbarian Press

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Published by Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty Henri Merke was principal engraver, London (1807)
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Book Description Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty Henri Merke was principal engraver, London, 1807. from the First edition. Howitt, Samuel. from the First edition. 4 colored aquatint plates Number 25, by H. Merke after Samuel Howitt's Drawings. 4 vols. Image 14-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches. Williamson spent 20 years in Bengal. Howitt was the brother-in-law of Thomas Rowlandson. British Sporting Artists, 165 "The most beautiful book on Indian Sport in Existence. Another edition was published in 1808. It is greatly inferior to the First edition." Abbey Travel 427; Nissen ZBI, 4416; Schwerdt, vol. II, p. 297; Tooley (1954), 508 Uiformly framed and glazed in curly maple. Some fading and browning 4 colored aquatint plates Number 25, by H. Merke after Samuel Howitt's Drawings. 4 vols. Image 14-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches. Seller Inventory # 239840

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