Maryland Turtles

By: John E. Norman

Price: $40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


Miniature Book. 3 x 2 1/4 inches. (viii), (31) pp. Half-title, mounted frontispiece photo of a turtle, illustrated by William Norman; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red leather; binding square and tight. Comes with the original prospectus. SIGNED by Francis X. Harrigan on colophon. Glen Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. RGKK819-114. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies, this is number 40. A summary of turtles in Maryland, the text was originally published as a nature pamphlet for the Maryland Natural History Society in 1949. "Harrigan's commitment to fine printing is illustrated in his comment upon receiving a poorly printed miniature book from a collector/publisher who was disappointed with it: 'As for the printing, I can understand how you feel. I am surprised the printer didn't put his competitor's name on the piece. I almost felt like setting the title page and a few pages of text to show you how it should be handled.'" Bradbury, 20th-Century US Miniature Books, p. 327.

Title: Maryland Turtles

Author Name: John E. Norman

Illustrator: William Norman

Categories: MBS-VBF,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, The Xavier Press: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RGKK819-114

Keywords: John E. Norman, Maryland Turtles, Xavier Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Miniature Book, Natural History