Written by Arthur F. Kinney, Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts. An original text addressing the natural history, folklore, and mythology of the birds and beasts in Shakespeare’s plays explaining the ideas from Shakespeare’s time so one is better able to understand the symbolism. Illustrated with fifty-five woodengravings and an etching portrait of Shakespeare surrounded by birds and beasts (above) by Alan James Robinson. Bound quarter leather, full cloth tray-case. Printed on Abecedary Rag, a 100% cotton rag paper with our watermark (a turtle with ABC below), designed by Robinson and made especially for the Press of the Sea Turtle.
32 x 40.6 cm ll6 pp

Regular edition 50 copies

Deluxe edition l00 copies
Bound full leather with an extra suite of 55 woodengravings and the etching in a cloth chemise tray-case.
The extra suite of prints is worth over $2500 if purchased separately.

State proof edition 5 copies
Two working proofs of each of the 55 woodengravings (110 prints in all) and three state proofs of the etching along with the full suite described in the deluxe edition.

Alan James Robinson - 413-527-8557