From the Depths of the Sea to the Bluebird of Happiness, in Only 300,000,000 Years

By: Robert E. Massmann (1924-2013) and Eloise Massmann

Price: $125.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


Miniature Book. 2 3/4 x 2 5/16 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. The printed text includes 2-page In Memoriam Anthony Yarmchuk, printer's device on title page, 1 color illustration, color blue bird US postage stamp mounted on page 13; text clean, unmarked. Full navy leather over boards, illustrated label on front cover with a string-pull reveals a "Birdcage" illustration within the front cover, paper band SIGNED by Robert Massmann explains how to operate the "Birdcage" panel, comes in a paper box with a real north American fossil, the box is held closed with a slip case that covers the entire box which in turn has 2 white printed paper top cover labels; binding square and tight. SA1019-049. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of 155 numbered copies, this is copy number 13, limited to the number of fossils available. Illustrations and hand lettering by C. Ernest Massmann, typography by Robert E. Massmann, hand coloring by Eloise and Robert Massmann, design, layout, binding, and fossil packing by REM Miniatures. Massmann reports that he based the unique front cover illustration design on a rare technique called "bee-hive illustration", but since he had never seen another binding exactly like that in this book, he took the liberty of naming it a "bird cage illustration." The text here discussed the prevalence of fossils in eastern North America and how Massmann recruited friends and family to send him fossils they had found. Massmann serendipitously linked the fossils with the wonder he felt at a sighting of blue birds at his home in Connecticut, a location where blue birds are not common. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 1983.

Title: From the Depths of the Sea to the Bluebird of Happiness, in Only 300,000,000 Years

Author Name: Robert E. Massmann (1924-2013) and Eloise Massmann

Illustrator: C. Ernest Massmann

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Britain, CT, REM Miniatures: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: SA1019-049

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