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ABC and 123 : an alphabet book / by Pat Russell.
[Oxford] : Hanborough Parrot Press, 1989.
 pages,  double fold-out leaves of plates : illustrations (some colored) ; 23 cm
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Fine Bindery (Firm)
Hanborough Parrot Press
An alphabet book, consisting of a text (which contains background information on the design of the letters and of the book) and twice folded plates, printed litho on both sides and incorporated into the binding. The freely drawn capital letters and numerals overlap each other, producing 'a complex decorative mosaic of related shapes' - p.. The printed cover is similarly decorated.
"ABC and 123 An Alphabetical Arrangement was conceived and drawn by Pat Russell who here signs [holograph ink signature: Pat Russell], in an edition of 125 copies of which 35 are part-coloured. ... Printed litho by The Didcot Press and bound by The Fine Bindery. Published by Hanborough Parrot, The Foundry, Church Hanborough, Oxford OX7 2AB." -- Colophon.
Cotsen copy: Number 5 of a limited edition of 125 copies, of which number 1 to 35 are part-colored and signed by the author/illustrator.
Text pages printed on an oatmeal-colored paper and fold-out plates printed on a cream-colored paper.
Tan decorated bds. printed in orange and black with tan endpapers.
A B C and 1 2 3.
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