monograph, The Woodcock A
Study in Words and Pictures, was published in 1988 and
represents the first of six publications from Fine Sporting Interests
Limited. This monograph is illustrated by Richard Robjent and written
by Colin McKelvie. It discusses such things as plumage, display, roding,
mating, nesting and migration of the European, Asian and American woodcock
Limited to 300 copies each signed by the author and artist and containing
an original sepia sketch by Richard Robjent. The first 26 special
editions also contain an original watercolour by Richard Robjent.
(Copies 1-26 and 6 presentation copies A-F)
Size 10in x 12.5in; 24 coloured plates 8in x 10.5in tipped-in by hand onto plate-sunk pages and approximately 60 sepia drawings. Text of about 30,000 words. Fully bound in finest selected brown morocco leather, with raised bands, hand sewn head bands and silk doublures, three edge gilding, 23.5 carat gold, hand tooled. Gold frames in panels with game bird in centre, pinhead design across raised bands. Game bird blocked on front and back covers. Hand finished gold frames on covers, gold tooling on board edges and cap. Full roll borders in gold on inside boards. Box in quarter bound brown morocco with spine to match the book, with woven material sides, velvet lined and padded inside box. Apart from all copies containing an original sepia sketch, each of these 26 has tipped-in at the front an original signed watercolour by the artist Richard Robjent.
(Copies 27-300 plus 12 numbered review copies)
Size 10in x 12.5in; 24 coloured plates 8in x 10.5in tipped-in by hand onto plate-sunk pages and approximately 60 sepia drawings. Text of about 30,000 words. Half bound in finest selected brown morocco leather, with raised bands, cockerel hand marbled end pages, top edge hand gilt, hand lettering, title, author, date and centre tools to spine, blocking to front and back cover and gold roll finish all in 22 carat gold leaf. Matching buckram slip-case blocked in gold for each copy. Every copy contains an original signed sepia sketch by the artist.
PORTFOLIO OF PRINTS
Edition of only 50 sets of the 24 coloured plates which are individually
numbered by the artist. The folder matching in colour to The Woodcock
book. The print folder is half bound in finest selected brown morocco leather.
Title, artist and date on spine, blocking to front cover in 22 carat
gold leaf. Inside front board lined with silk.
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