Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa (Signed) – Cornwallis Harris, William

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Facsimile reprint of the 1840 edition. 30 fine colour plates after Captain William Conrwallis-Harris. Number 537 of 550 copies. Number 541 to 550 are presentation copies. Signed and inscribed by Dora and Frank Read. A very good copy still in the original publisher’s packaging. “This (handmade) book was produced by a combination of photo lithography and hand lithography. Reproduction, colour separation, plate making and printing were carried out by Frank Read. The sheets were hand fed on to the press and the signatures were folded, collated and hand sewn together by Dora Read. The book was hand bound into the quarter leather cased under the supervision of binding craftsman Frank Edmonstone. The new introduction is set in Mono Modern 12 on 14 point with Spectrum titling and Scotch Roman sub-heads, hand leaded and composed by the typographer, John Campbell. Facsimile reprint. Condition: As new. Binding: Hardcover. Large elephant folio bound in quarter buffalo hide with green cloth boards.

Publisher: Frank Read Press
Date Published: 1976
Publication Place: Mazoe, Rhodesia

Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. Large elephant folio bound in quarter buffalo hide with green cloth boards. Some abrasions

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Weight 8000 g