# 40914

LEAR, Edward (1822 - 1888), SIBLEY, Andrew (1933-2015)

The owl and the pussy cat

$3,500.00 AUD

Written by Edward Lear. Illustrated by Andrew Sibley. Albert Park, Vic. : Lilly Pilly Books, 1988. Folio, bound by Richard Griffin in contrasting green embossed morocco, with inset illustration to upper board, red endpapers; 20 laid-in pochoir plates, two double-page, and decorative pochoir initials (calligraphy by Andrew Sibley); all edges uncut, in fine condition. With a signed letter from Andrew Sibey to Richard Griffin.

“This edition of ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ is limited to fifteen numbered copies and two artists proof copies and one Book-Binder’s copy. This book is hand-written on handmade paper and is hand-bound. It is illustrated with twenty prints, using the ‘Pochoir’ technique’. This cops is inscribed ‘Book-binder’s copy’ and signed by Andrew Sibley.

Copies of this edition are held in the National Library of Australia and State Library of Victoria.

Provenance :

Richard Griffin, the binder