THE JUMPING FROG: THE PRIVATE PRINTING OF THE "JUMPING FROG" STORY - DELUXE ISSUE, 1/50 COPIES. Mark Twain, Alan James Robinson, story, illustrations.
THE JUMPING FROG: THE PRIVATE PRINTING OF THE "JUMPING FROG" STORY - DELUXE ISSUE, 1/50 COPIES
THE JUMPING FROG: THE PRIVATE PRINTING OF THE "JUMPING FROG" STORY - DELUXE ISSUE, 1/50 COPIES

THE JUMPING FROG: THE PRIVATE PRINTING OF THE "JUMPING FROG" STORY - DELUXE ISSUE, 1/50 COPIES

Easthampton, MA: Cheloniidae Press, 1985. Limited Edition. An exquisite fine press publication by the Cheloniidae Press, printing three versions of the "Jumping Frog" story - "In English, then in French, then clawed back into a civilized language once more by patient, unrenumerated toil." Item #4372

Deluxe Issue, one of 50 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the artist, this being copy no.4. Octavo (22cm); quarter green crushed morocco over gray birch-veneer boards, bound by Gray Parrot, with text printed letterpress in two colors on T.H. Saunders pure rag paper; together with an additional suite containing the publisher's signed prospectus and 15 wood engravings by Alan James Robinson, each numbered and signed and housed in a cloth chemise; the whole housed in the original matching cloth and birch-veneer clamshell case, with titles stamped in silver on spine. Hint of dustiness to upper rear cover of slipcase, else Fine.

Price: $2,000.00