Witney, Oxford: Inky Parrot Press, 1996. Rashley, Elizabeth. Small quarto. (52)pp. One of fourteen hand-colored copies, signed by the artist and author. A humorous abecedarium devoted to various species of birds, illustrated with bold, stylized linocuts by Elizabeth Rashley. Each is hand-colored in bright hues and is accompanied by "alliterative allegations" by Nyr Indicator. For example, the Dodo is a "Dear Departed Dodderer" who "Died out in Disgrace," and the Kiwi is described as a "Kissable Kittenish Kewpie / Kindred of Maori Kings." In a nod to a classic of British humor, the letter X is represented by the "eX-Parrot / Only eXisting eXample eXpired." Bound in orange paper-covered boards printed with birds, and housed in a slipcase with different avian linocuts pasted on each side. Very fine.
(Inventory #: 27218)
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