Posts Tagged ‘fine press book’

Fine Printing on the Kindle. A First?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

“Everything new is old again.” So writes Michael Russem of Kat Ran Press who just announced that a book he designed and printed for Lone Oak Press is now available for the Kindle and in a hardcover trade edition.

The book is Of Woodland Pools, Spring-Holes and Ditches: Excerpts from the Journal of Henry David Thoreau. First published in a limited edition in 2005, the book featured the remarkable wood engravings of American artist Abigail Rorer in a standard edition (US$1600) and in a de luxe edition (US$3000). You can now download the digital facsimile from Amazon for a mere seventeen dollars. Free previews are available.

(Readers of the FPBA’s journal Parenthesis, should recall seeing one of Rorer’s engravings from this book reproduced on the cover of our fall 2005 issue. Rorer also contributed an illustrated article about her method of engraving the blocks for this book. A few copies of this issue are still available.)

Is this the first time a fine press book has been available for the Kindle or other mobile device? If there are others, please let me know. NAEditor [at] fpba [dot] com.

— Paul Razzell

New fine press book captures the essence of a momentus time in American culture: Love, Graham Nash.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Love, Graham Nash was recently released by Legacy Editions, a new imprint of 21ST Editions—producers of limited-edition photographic art books. This handmade two-volume set is limited to 80 copies signed & numbered by Nash, with only 50 offered for sale.

From the press release:

Hand-bound in African Bubinga wood, the set’s main volume contains an introduction by Neil Young, 21 bound photographslyrics from 17 classic Nash songs, and an exclusive companion CD.  The lyrics are reproduced as facsimiles of their original manuscripts—on hotel letterhead, torn notebook pages, and other ephemera.  The book issigned by Graham NashDavid Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Neil Young.  The second volume collects letterpress transcriptions of the lyrics, and an exquisite portfolio of nine free-standing photographs, each signed by Nash.

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— Paul Razzell