An Alphabet



Marlborough: the Libanus Press, 1983.

An alphabet with 27 wood engraved blocks by E. N. Ellis; one for each letter of a roman alphabet and a title page. Number 71 of 75 copies only signed by the artist. Printed on heavy Velin d’Arches paper at the Libanus Press. 5.25 X 4.25 inches. 32 pp. Bound by Tessa Fantoni in quarter terracotta coloured cloth with paste paper covered boards by the E.N. Ellis. Matching coloured endpapers. Title on paper spine label. All edges uncut. Each letter of the alphabet is ornamented with a wood engraved animal – some curled, some entwined, some inclined – all designed and cut by E. N. Ellis. There is one joke. An as new copy in its original folding card slipcase.

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