Mark Twain’s Four Weeks in England

I was wandering by the new books shelves in my place of work when a particular book spine caught my eye, mainly because the combo of the author/editor name (Lathem) and the lettering made me wonder if it was a book designed by Dean Bornstein. Sure enough, the colophon indicated that indeed this was a new production by Dean and his Perpetua Press. I can’t find any details online, so I’ll provide what information I can glean from the book itself (and perhaps Dean will leave a comment on this post with other details).

Mark Twain’s Four Weeks in England 1907 …
edited by Edward Connery Lathem
Designed and typeset by Dean Bornstein at The Perpetua Press, Peacham, Vermont
for The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT
The typeface is Monotype Bulmer and the book was printed at Meridian Printing and bound at Acme Bookbinding. I’m not sure of the price, but it’s a fine looking book and everyone should get a copy.

One Response to “Mark Twain’s Four Weeks in England”

  1. dean bornstein Says:

    Hi John,
    Yes, this is a recent book that I produced and is being sold at the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT (860-247-0998). I think the price is @$35 and can be ordered directly from their book shop. In 1907 Twain traveled to Oxford to receive an honorary degree–as he said, the event was “…the delightfulest of my life.” This is a recount of those days in England, both in his own words as well as newspaper reports of the event and his time abroad. Thanks for noticing!

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