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Phillips, Nicholas
You're never alone in the ocean : life of plankton / Nicholas Phillips.
[London : N. Phillips, 1981.]
Physical Description:
1 v. (4 p.) : ill. ; 18 x 31 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE642 P48 Y78 1981+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Record of imaginary plankton specimens, ostensibly collected from around the world.
Boards with attached slides and etchings placed inside.
Limited edition of 10 copies.
In slipcase and black velour envelope, as issued.
Date from bookdealer.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 59
BAC: This is copy [9] of 10 copies. Numbered in pen and ink in upper right-hand corner of page [1].
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Natural history -- Humor.
Natural history -- Specimens.
Oceanography in art.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
IIIF Manifest:

  • p. [1]. Inside front cover, chart of "samples" and observations
  • p. [2]. Glass slides of "samples" mounted on board
  • p. [3]. Five relief etchings of "plankton", mounted on board, with separate cardboard frame
  • p. [4]. Inside back cover: world map with sites of collected "plankton", numbered in both arabic and roman numerals, in pen and ink.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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