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Sabuda, Robert & Reinhart, Matthew. SHARKS & OTHER SEA MONSTERS: ENCYCLOPEDIA PREHISTORICA. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

The celebrated pop-up artists' second collaborative effort on subject. Limited Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the much more common regular trade edition. A magnificent production by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart: Oversize-volume format. Sea-blue silk cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine and pop-up hidden in front, as issued. The pop-up appears in the Limited Edition only. Pop-ups by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Matching sea-blue silk cloth slipcase with satin ribbon marker bound-in. Encased in sturdy protective cardboard box. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Volume Two in what has become a highly successful, continuing Series on Prehistoric Animals (Volume One was the stunning "Dinosaurs") : An interpretation of Encyclopedia Prehistorica, with emphasis on sharks and other sea monsters. The fascination with sharks is as universal as the one with dinosaurs. Steven Spielberg's breakthrough film was "Jaws", and it launched the summer blockbuster. Sabuda and Reinhart are somewhat scared of sharks (whereas they were not scared of dinosaurs at all, being extinct), and they seem to be saying in these stupendous pop-ups, "Stay out of the water!". What they have pulled off is a Pop-up Museum, the first of its kind ever, and it is truly breathtaking. Thank you again, Bob and Matthew, for making these creatures come to life as no cinematic special effects can. A "must-have" title for Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart collectors. This copy is one of a Limited Edition, indicated as such in front, and is very boldly and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on the front board's pop-up by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. This edition sold out shortly after publication and it is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies of the Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Its value will continue to go up over time. A very scarce signed copy thus. 36 pop-ups. Two of the greatest living American pop-up artists. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT SABUDA AND MATTHEW REINHART TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0763629367. $300.00

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