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dc.contributor.authorNo Authoren_US
dc.contributor.illustratorCheney, William M.en_US
dc.contributor.otherForeword by Glen Dawsonen_US
dc.identifier.other10452 (Access ID)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis is a well bound miniature book (2 7/8 x 2 1/8) with a colophon page at the back. This is apparently Volume 1 of a two volume set. It has a green frontispiece grasshopper illustration. The book is printed in black and green inks. The covers are gilt-stamped green cloth, and the binding is square and tight. The foreword by Glen Dawson reviews the history of Dawson's Book Shop, including the part played by William M. Cheney. It closes with this memorable sentence: Making and selling miniature books is a fun way of making very little money. Then an introduction presents William Cheney, who made forty-seven miniature books. The body of the book is, surprisingly, a letter from Cheney to Dawson on cigales and grasshoppers. A publisher's note tells us that the frontispiece grasshopper is Cheney's drawing for Trois Fables de La Fontaine, also in this collection. This strange little book is complemented by an even stranger companion volume, described by John Howell for Books this way: Volume 2 unpaginated, with a loosely laid in title page which denotes 10 pieces of Miniature Ephemera printed by William M. Cheney and mounted on 10 blank pages in mylar sleeves attached to the pages, additional pages allows the owner to add Cheney ephemera as they add to their collection.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityWilliam M. Cheneyen_US
dc.publisherThe Castle Press: Robert C. Bradbury Miniature Booksen_US
dc.titleCigales, Grasshoppers, and Antsen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationWorcester, MAen_US
dc.acquired.locationTracy Bradbury, Brooklyn, NY, through eBayen_US
dc.cost.usCost: $34.99en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.note3Limited edition of 100 copiesen_US

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