SMITH (PHILIP) MEYERSON (SIMON) Fungus and Curmudgeonly, the first play of a quartet... designed, illustrated and produced by Natalia d'Arbeloff, NUMBER 2 OF 10 COPIES FOR DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS, Natalia d'Arbeloff Press, 1980

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SMITH (PHILIP)
MEYERSON (SIMON) Fungus and Curmudgeonly, the first play of a quartet... designed, illustrated and produced by Natalia d'Arbeloff, NUMBER 2 OF 10 COPIES FOR DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS, Natalia d'Arbeloff Press, 1980

Sold for £ 3,187 (US$ 4,380) inc. premium
THE REMAINING BOOKBINDINGS OF PHILIP SMITH (1928-2018)

Sold on behalf of his executors
SMITH (PHILIP)
MEYERSON (SIMON) Fungus and Curmudgeonly, the first play of a quartet... designed, illustrated and produced by Natalia d'Arbeloff, NUMBER 2 OF 10 COPIES FOR DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS, from an overall edition of 50 copies signed by the author and illustrator, etched illustrations (some double-page), calligraphic text by Sally Johnson printed in red and black, typed 'Artist's Notes' signed by Philip Smith tipped-in at rear, blindstamped black buckram, patterned endpapers, housed in a specially designed sculpted black morocco box created in 1983-1984 by Philip Smith, with brown and grey onlays and maril, removeable side and top panel which detaches to reveal felt-lined slots for the cassette, Sony cassette recorder and printed instruction booklet, the top with leather-covered head and shoulder sculpted figures representing an audience, the front with circular cut out of a waste pipe leaking sewage and showing the cassette speaker behind, the rear with typewriter ribbon case whose cap pulls off to reveal a landscape in maril, binder's blindstamp on ribbon cap and detachable flap, book 313 x 135mm., overall structure 380 x 160mm., Natalia d'Arbeloff Press, 1980
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SMITH (PHILIP) MEYERSON (SIMON) Fungus and Curmudgeonly, the first play of a quartet... designed, illustrated and produced by Natalia d'Arbeloff, NUMBER 2 OF 10 COPIES FOR DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS, Natalia d'Arbeloff Press, 1980
SMITH (PHILIP) MEYERSON (SIMON) Fungus and Curmudgeonly, the first play of a quartet... designed, illustrated and produced by Natalia d'Arbeloff, NUMBER 2 OF 10 COPIES FOR DESIGNER BOOKBINDERS, Natalia d'Arbeloff Press, 1980
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