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Horl, Mikel

Horl's outlandish & endangered species : reproduced from 21 original etchings / by Doktor Mikel Horl ; to be coloured by their new owner.

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Horl's outlandish and endangered species.

Outlandish and endangered species

London : Little big Books, 1994.
Physical Description:
[4] p., [21] leaves : ill. ; 21 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4. H77 H77 1989 Flat A
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Issued in a cardboard box, with straw.
Instructions for coloring from artist: p. [4].
Issued in an edition of 250 copies.
Facing the page, p. 46
The second Little big Book catalogue, 1993-1995
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. [80] on 250 copies. Signed by the artist. Black-embossed silver binding. Spiral bound. Placed in box 40 x 31 cm.
"In October, 1959, Doktor Mikel Horl ventured forth into regions of the animal world hitherto unsullied by human exploration. Motivated by a belief that the skies, the oceans, and the earth were diminishing in their wealth and variety of fauna, Doktor Horl sought to discover little-known creatures in grave danger of extinction. The Doctor harboured no heroic compulsion to rescue species from oblivion, thus altering the course of nature. His desire was simply to observe the beasts in their natural habitat. Returning to the British Isles in 1992, Doktor Horl bore representational evidence, in the form of twenty-five wooden boxes, each containing twenty-one etchings, coloured by hand, depicting the variety of life forms encountered on his travels. The etchings are reproduced in this book in their original black-and-white form. Doktor Horl now invites you, as their new owner, to lovingly and imaginatively adorn the creatures here-in with colours from your own palette."--P. [3]
Subject Terms:
Animals, Mythical.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Endangered species -- Fiction.
English wit and humor.
Little big Books -- Publisher.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Coloring books -- Great Britain.
Little big Books (London, England)

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