Parenthesis 16 now available!


It is always a happy day when we report a new issue of Parenthesis: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association. Our 16th issue celebrates the centenary of English artist Reynolds Stone with a tribute by Alan Powers, and an essay by Reynolds Stones’ son, Humphrey, on his father’s lettering work. In addition, one of Stones’ engravings is reproduced on the cover of the issue, shown above. The table of contents of this issue is shown below. Congratulations are due to our European Editor, Sebastian Carter, for another exciting issue.

Two articles from this very rich issue have been posted on our site: Powers’ tribute to Reynolds Stone and Robert Bringhurst’s tribute to Kay Amert.


Above: Reynolds Stone, and Kay Louise Amert.

FPBA members should have their copies in hand now, or very shortly. If you are not already a member of the FPBA, now is the time to join. New memberships received through July 15 will start with P16.

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Table of Contents

The Fine Press Book Fair, Michael Taylor
Reynolds Stone, Alan Powers
Reynolds Stone: Lettering, Humphrey Stone
Hermann Zapf, Jerry Kelly
The Morison Lectures, Ian Rogerson
Whatahell!, Simon Loxley
Kickshaws, Thorsten Sjölin
Selling the goods, Sophie Schneideman
E McKnight Kauffer, Graham Twemlow
In memoriam Kay Amert, Robert Bringhurst
Ann Muir, Barry McKay
Paperback, John Downer
Cards by José Mendoza

Reviews: Press Books
Sylvae, John Randle
Six Poems, Nancy Campbell
Ebble Valley, Colin Martin
The Lino Bird, Dennis Hall

Books Briefly Noted Paul W. Nash

Reference Shelf
Ravilious Engravings, Peter Sampson
The Printing of a Masterpiece, Andrew Johnson
The Schmoller Collection, David McKitterick
Gruffyground Press, Crispin Elsted
Jan Tschichold, Sebastian Carter

Letterpress: a celebration   Sebastian Carter

A book at bedtime, Swithin Crumb


— Paul Razzell