[Williamsburg, Massachusetts:]: Cheloniidae Press, 1983. One of two hundred copies on T. Edmonds paper (out of a total edition of three hundred, including ten special copies bound in full vellum). Signed by Alan James Robinson on the colophon. With seven woodcut plates of tortoises by Alan James Robinson, who also designed the book. Also with two blind embossed designs of tortoises (one on the colophon and one on the terminal blank). Centaur and Arrighi typefaces cast by Michael Bixler and set by Winifred Bixler. Additional hand composition by Arthur Larson at Hampshire Typothetae. Printed at the Typothetae by H. Patrick McGrath on hot-pressed Wookey Hole paper (T. Edmonds Creme laid.). A fine copy. Hand-bound in quarter vellum over light brown paper boards at the Gray Parrot bindery. Spine titled in gilt. Octavo. Unpaginated. Item #17305
A collection of six poems written by Lawrence in 1920. The introduction was written by Jefferson Hunter, Associate Professor of English at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Cheloniidae Press was founded in 1979 by Alan James Robinson and Joel Ginsburg. The original name of the outfit was ABCedary Press, and it was eventually renamed to the Press of the Sea Turtle after a lengthy run under the name Cheloniidae. The press garnered a reputation for maritime-themed books, though some of its best-known productions are An Odd Bestiary (1982), which compiles five hundred years of travelogue descriptions of creatures (some real and some imagined), and a beautiful, richly illustrated printing of Poe’s The Raven. Along with their collaborations with Claudia Cohen and Suzanne Moore, Cheloniidae Press also worked with preeminent book artists and printmakers like Leonard Baskin, Barry Moser, and Clare Leighton.