New Books

If you are a private press and have a new book that you would like to have listed in the next issue of Parenthesis, and also posted here, please complete the New Book Submission Form below. Submissions are compiled quarterly for posting on the website, and published in Parenthesis twice annually.


2020 Submissions

Camino Press

Camino Press. Matt Kelsey, 14321 Lutheria Way, Saratoga, California 95070, U.S.A. Tel: +1 408 313 3306. www.liberapertus.com/camino

Dave Farey. Goudy’s Last Christmas. 2020. 15 pp. 230 × 150 mm. Kennerley on Arturo Book with three images of Goudy and one of the Kennerley pinmark printed from line blocks. Printed on a Challenge MP-15 proof press. 110 copies sewn into card covers and printed red paper wrappers, price $45. A ‘shaggy dog story’ about Goudy, printed using a fount of Kennerly cast by the short-lived Advance Type Foundry.

 

Wigtown Press

Wigtown Press. Helen Morley, Scotland. Tel: +44 (0)1988 402802. www.helenmorley.org/

Max Erhmann. The Desiderata. 2020. 24 pp. 100 × 118 mm. Baskerville on cartridge paper with ten acrylic-engravings by Helen Morley. Printed on a Cropper Minerva treadle press. 50 copies in quarter red cloth with patterned paper-covered boards, price £50. The first book from the Press.

 

Egremont Press

Egremont Press. Gordon Chesterman, 17 Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PP, England. Tel: +44 (0)7786 013452. www.flickr.com/photos/84352305@N00/

A Little Book of Poems and Illustrations. 48 pp. 180 × 120 mm. Nicolas Cochin on laid paper with four drawings by Fiona Whitehouse printed from line blocks. Printed on an Adana 8 × 5 press. 120 copies in quarter dark red cloth with printed paper-covered boards. Not for sale. A selection of thirty poems by diverse authors.

 

Fork and Broom Press

Fork and Broom Press. Annette C. Disslin, Oppenweher Strasse 9, Stemwede, NRW D-32351, Germany. Tel: +49 176 46105026. www.forkandbroompress.net

William Dean Howells. Earliest Spring. 2020. 12 pp. 255 × 165 mm. Trajanus and Jaguar on Hahnemühle with two linocuts by Annette C. Disslin. Printed on a Grafix proof press. Seven copies sewn into printed paper wrappers, price €40.

 

Incline Press

Incline Press. Graham Moss, 36 Bow Street, Oldham, Lancashire OL1 1SJ, England. Tel: +44 (0)1616 271966. www.inclinepress.com

Fredric Brewer. The Printer’s Fist. 2019. 6 pp. 115 × 90 mm. Poliphilus on W. S. Head hand-made with cast fists and a woodcut by Matt Mckellier. Printed on an AutoVic treadle press. 120 copies sewn into St Armand card covers, price £10. Printed to accompany the exhibition ‘A show of hands’ at Corsham Court during September and October 2019.

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Keith Pettit. Stillness. Introduction by Graham Moss. 2019. 6 pp. 172 × 110 mm. Fairbanks on Velke Losiny hand-made with a wood-engraving of the Long Man of Wilmington by Pettit. Printed on an AutoVic treadle press. 60 copies sewn into Two Rivers paper covers, price £25.

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Robert Burns. Two Songs. Introduction by Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen. 12 pp. 170 × 115 mm. Bembo on hand-made paper with three Victorian stock-blocks and an ampersand by Mark McKellier. Printed on an AutoVic treadle press. 110 copies: 65 sewn into printed pink Khadi wrappers; 45 sewn into printed pale blue ingres wrappers, price £25. Printed to celebrate Burns’ Night. The paper was made for the Stanbrook Abbey Press. Most copies were sent as a parting gift from Kathy Whalen to those who had sent her their good wishes during her final illness.

 

No Reply Press

No Reply Press. Griffin Gonzales, 1820 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, U.S.A. Tel: +1 503 367 0082. www.noreplypress.com

Markus Zusak. The Failurist. 2020. 16 pp. 215 × 140 mm. Caslon on Mohawk Feltmark. Printed on a Vandercook Universal I proof press. 127 copies: 96 in pastepaper-covered boards, cover- and spine-labels, price $85; 26 in French marbled paper-covered boards, cover- and spine-labels, in a slip case, price $185.

 

St Brigid Press

St Brigid Press. Emily Hancock, P.O. Box 114, Afton, Virginia 22920, U.S.A. Tel: +1 540 649 2064. www.stbrigidpress.net/

Arthur Sze. Starlight Behind Daylight. 2020. 28 pp. 305 × 203 mm. Centaur and Arrighi on Mohawk with two linocuts by Emily Hancock. Printed on a Challenge MP-15 proof press. 134 copies sewn into printed St Armand paper covers, price $75.00. Twelve poems, six selected from the author’s collection Sight Lines. The linocuts depict the constellations Cygnus and Orion.

 

Press at Colorado College

Press at Colorado College. Aaron Cohick, 14 E. Cache la Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903, U.S.A. Tel: +1 719 389 6376. www.thepressatcoloradocollege.org/

Divya Victor. CURB. 2019. 90 pp (concertina-folded). 320 × 205 mm. Filosofia on Somerset Book with 18 original rubbings by Aaron Cohick. Printed on a Vandercook 219 proof press. 30 copies in full printed cloth, price $1150. Each copy is unique, containing different rubbings made by Cohick from assorted curbs and ‘sidewalks’.

 

CODEX Foundation

The CODEX Foundation. Peter R. Koch, 2203 Fourth Street, Berkeley, California 94710, U.S.A. Tel: +1 510 849 0673. www.codexfoundation.org/

Gerald W. Cloud, editor. The CODEX Papers, Volume 2. 2020. 144 pp. 215 × 170 mm. Quadraat on Cougar opaque with numerous photographs and facsimiles in colour and monochrome. Printed offset by Puritan Press. 400 copies in cream paper covers and wrappers (printed letterpress), price $75.00 (by subscription). Includes contributions by Megan Adie, Tatjana Bergelt, Michael Bixler, Deidre Brollo, Carolee Campbell, Gerald W. Cloud, Helen Cole, Des Cowley, Marian Crawford, Caren Florance, Noreen Grahame, Amelia Grounds, Eva Hejdström, Peter R. Koch, Russell Maret, Tim Mosely, Monica Oppen, Susanne Padberg, Aaron Parrett, Juan Pascoe, Vicki Reynolds, Felicia Rice, Annie Schlechter, Doug Spowart, Alicia Stevenson, Paul Thompson and Pierre Walusinski.

 

Peter and Donna Thomas

Peter and Donna Thomas. 260 15th Avenue, Santa Cruz, California 95062, U.S.A. Tel: +1 831 475 1455.  members.cruzio.com/~peteranddonna/

Jan Davidson and Maya Angelou. Free Little Bird. 2019. 12 leaves (double concertina-folded). 175 × 75 mm. Canterbury on papers hand-made by Peter Thomas, with eleven linocuts by Donna Thomas (one on the slip case) and cut-out decorations on every leaf. Printed on a Vandercook proof press. 39 copies in decorated mahogany boards, in a slip case, price $375. There are two texts, a folk-song collected by Jan Davidson and an extract from Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, printed within the double-concertina structure.

 

Susan Allix

Susan Allix Fine Press Artists Books. Susan Allix, 19 Almorah Road, London N1 3ER, England. Tel: +44 (0)207 359 2949. www.susanallix.com

Acanthus Etcetera: 26 Flowering Plants: Histories and Qualities of Chosen Plants by Botanists, Herbalists and Poets … 2020. 107 pp. 380 × 280 mm. Various typefaces on 26 different papers with 53 prints by Susan Allix (22 etchings, seven linocuts, two combined linocuts and etchings, a collage, a photograph and 20 paintings and drawings printed digitally, many in colour). Printed on Albion, Vandercook and Hunter-Penrose etching presses. 14 copies (two being artist’s proofs) in three-quarter leather with painted paper-covered and inlaid boards, price £2900. A selection of plant-descriptions, from Acanthus to Zinnia, arranged alphabetically with ‘illustrative drawings and interpretative prints’ by the artist.

 

Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press. Michael Daniell, 1 Wolvercote Court, Wolvercote Green, Oxford OX2 8AB, England. Tel: +44 (0)1865 510378. E-mail: michaeldaniell51@gmail.com

Benedicite. 2019. 12 pp. 150 × 240 mm. De Roos on Mohawk Superfine. Printed on a Columbian press. 30 copies sewn into paper wrappers and card covers, cover-label, price £10. The canticle from the 1662 Book of Common Book, with a two-page introduction.

 

Gibraltar Editions

Gibraltar Editions. Denise Brady, 5050 Pratt Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68104, U.S.A. Tel: +1 402 250 4926. www.gibraltareditions.co

Lindsey Anne Baker. This is Bad: Poems. 2019. 58 pp. 230 × 120 mm. Bulmer on pale green Neenah Letterpress with a linocut by Kim Darling. Printed on a Vandercook No. 4 proof press. 95 copies sewn into black hand-made paper covers, cover-label, price $50.

 

Greenboathouse Press

Greenboathouse Press. Jason Dewinetz, Box 1551, Vernon, British Columbia V1T 8C2, Canada. www.greenboathouse.com

Marcus Aurelius. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Sort Of. Translations (sort of) by Jason Dewinetz. 2020. 32 pp. 222 × 158 mm. Hannibal and Garamont on Khadi handmade. Printed on a Vandercook 15-21 proof press. 55 copies sewn with leather thongs into Bhutanese paper covers, price $300.

 

Lone Goose Press

Lone Goose Press. Sandy Tilcock, 309 Black Knob View, Bisbee, Arizona 85603, U.S.A. Tel: +1 541 953 7364. lonegoosepress.com

Catherine Woodward. Opening the Mouth of the Dead. 2017. 28 leaves (concertina-folded). 300 × 160 mm. Computer-set in Egyptienne and Post Antiqua on Somerset Book with numerous drawings (some in colour) by Margot Voorhies Thompson and an etching by Perri Blitz, all printed from line blocks. Printed on a Vandercook 219 proof press. 59 copies in printed paper-covered boards, in a cloth-covered clamshell box, price $1750.

 

Midnight Paper Sales

Midnight Paper Sales. Gaylord Schanilec, W11469 Schanilec Lane, Stockholm, Wisconsin 54769, U.S.A. Tel: +1 952 529 6950. www.midnightpapersales.com

Gaylord Schanilec. Bokeh: a Little Book of Flowers. 2020. 65 pp. 210 × 130 mm. Poliphilus on Velké Losiny hand-made and Zerkall mould-made with eight multicolour wood-engravings. Printed on a Vandercook Universal 3 proof press. 119 copies: 80 in full cloth, spine- and cover-labels, in a cloth-covered slip-case, price $780; 26 in quarter vellum with Pamela Smith marbled paper-covered boards, with a separately-bound proof of one of the wood-engravings, together in a solander box, price $2500. Copies were bound by Craig Jensen, Keri Schroeder and Marc Hammonds at Booklab 2.

 

Ninja Press

Ninja Press. Carolee Campbell, 5040 Noble Avenue, Sherman Oaks, California 91403, U.S.A. Tel: +1 818 906 9971. www.ninjapressbooks.com

Gaylord Schanilec. Departure. 2019. 24 pp. 300 × 165 mm. Walbaum on Barcham Green and Japanese hand-made with digital reproductions of details from a colour wood-engraving by the author. Printed on a Vandercook proof press. 78 copies sewn into hand-made paper covers, cover-label. 70 copies for sale, price $575.

 

Old School Press

Old School Press. Martyn and Angela Ould, Cliff Edge, Beer Hill, Seaton EX12 2QD, England. Tel: +44 (0)1297 24689. www.theoldschoolpress.com

Peter Davidson. At Nightfall on the Shortest Day. 2020. 13 pp. 235 × 150 mm. Fournier on Batchelor hand-made and John Purcell Archival Esparto Inlay with a wood-engraving by Paul Kershaw. Printed on Western and Albion presses. 60 copies sewn into hand-made paper covers, price on application.

Martyn Ould and Jim Nottingham. Michael Burghers: Oxford Engraver. 2020. 45 pp. 275 × 215 mm. Van Dijck on Abbey Mills and Rives BFK with eight copper-engravings by Burghers. Printed on a Western proof press (the engravings on a rolling-press). 48 copies in full cloth, with a spine-label, price £125.

 

Starshaped Press

Starshaped Press. Jennifer Farrell, 4636 N. Ravenswood #103, Chicago, Illinois 60640, U.S.A. Tel: +1 773 728 6359. www.starshaped.com

Jennifer Farrell. Respiration. 2019. 16 pp (concertina-folded). 180 × 125 mm. Numerous types on Fabriano Tiziano decorated with typographical arrangements. Printed on a Chandler and Price treadle-press. 50 copies in printed red paper-covered boards, price $250. A folded concrete poem, based on the Black Star song Respiration, with a separate folded sheet bearing the original lyrics and notes by the author.

 

Tudor Black Press

Tudor Black Press. Hugh Macfarlane, Lion de Marnes 79600, France. www.tudorblackpress.co.uk

William Allingham. A Lay of Leadenhall. 2020. 16 pp. 380 × 240 mm. Caslon Old Face on Zerkall with linocuts by Hugh Macfarlane. Printed on an Albion press. 25 copies laced in the Japanese manner into quarter cloth with cloth-covered boards, cover-label, price £55.

 

Barbarian Press

Barbarian Press. Crispin and Jan Elsted, 12375 Ainsworth Street, Mission, British Columbia, V4S 1L4, Canada. Tel: +1 604 826 8089. www.barbarianpress.com

Richard Wagener. A Dialogue with Wood Engraving. Introduction by the artist. 2019. 196 pp. 380 × 265 mm. Joanna on Zerkall with 98 wood-engravings (19 in two colours, two as folded plates) by the artist. Printed on a Vandercook Universal 3 proof press. 130 copies: 75 in quarter red morocco with printed paper-covered boards, spine-label, in a slip-case with a signed proof of the frontispiece, price C$1500; 55 in quarter black cloth with printed paper-covered boards, spine-label, price C$1200. Number five in the Press’s series of ‘Engrain Editions’.

 

Woodcraft Press

Woodcraft Press. Owen Legg, ‘Woodcraft’, 152 Hadlow Road, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1PB, England. Tel: +44 (0)1732 359206. E-mail: owenandhelen.woodcraft@btinternet.com.

William Morris. Abecedary. 2019. 42 pp. 155 × 110 mm. Burlington on blue Colourplan. Printed on a Cropper treadle press. 10 copies in half green calf with printed paper-covered boards, price £100. Poems and aphorisms by Morris used of create letterforms by masking-out sections of the text. Copies are also available unbound for bookbinders.

 

Quive Smith Editions

Quive Smith Editions. Richard Lawrence, 50 Hurst Street, Oxford OX4 1HD, England. Tel: +44 (0)7812 094781. E-mail: zrlawrence@aol.com

Robert Macfarlane. Ness. 2018. 76 pp. 259 × 170 mm. Bembo on Zerkall with 14 drawings by Stanley Donwood printed from line-blocks. Printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press. 550 copies in full grey cloth with a printed translucent dust-jacket, price £50. A fantastic retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for the coming age, described as ‘Part novella, part prose-poem, part mystery-play’. A paperback reprint of the text and illustrations was published by Penguin in 2019.

 

Poltroon Press

Poltroon Press. Alastair Johnston, 2315 Carleton Street, Berkeley, California 94704, U.S.A. Tel: +1 510 548 1976. www.poltroonpress.com

Lucia Berlin. A Country of My Own: Letters from Mexico. 2019. 36 pp. 215 × 160 mm. Monotype Bell on Hahnemühle Ingres with 11 linocuts by Daniel Gonzalez. Printed on a Vandercook Universal I proof press. 125 copies in quarter cloth with printed paper-covered boards, price $200.

 

Paper Wren Press

Paper Wren Press. Gary Johansen, 1125 Elgrove Drive, Deltona, Florida 32725, U.S.A. Tel (text): +1 386 490 5160. E-mail: paperwrenpress@gmail.com

Gary Johanson, editor. Traditional Carols and Hymns or A Pocket Caroler. 2017. 16 pp. 155 × 120 mm. Caslon on Neenah Classic Laid with a drawing by the editor (on the front cover). Printed on a Chandler and Price treadle press. 100 copies sewn into printed card covers, $18.60 (out of print). The title-page is modelled on that of an eighteenth-century Philadelphia chapbook.

 

Old School Press

Old School Press. Martyn and Angela Ould, Cliff Edge, Beer Hill, Seaton EX12 2QD, England. Tel: +44 (0)1297 24689. www.theoldschoolpress.com

Martyn Ould. Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660–1780. Volume II. 2018. 168 pp. 275 × 216 mm. Van Dijck on Mohawk Superfine with numerous facsimiles and photographs. Printed digitally. 250 copies: 200 in full brown cloth, with a printed paper dust-jacket, price £125; 50 in quarter leather with Jemma Lewis marbled paper-covered boards, with a portfolio of additional letterpress specimens, in a slip-case, price £350. The first volume was published in 2015. This second volume covers the subject of type at OUP in the period 1660–1780. The third volume was published in 2019 (see below).

Martyn Ould. Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660–1780. Volume III. 2019. 208 pp. 275 × 216 mm. Van Dijck on Mohawk Superfine with numerous facsimiles and photographs. Printed digitally. 250 copies: 200 in full brown cloth, with a printed paper dust-jacket, price £105; 50 in quarter leather with Jemma Lewis marbled paper-covered boards, with an additional letterpress volume, Learning about Printing (32 pages), in a slip-case, price £300. This third volume covers the subject of publishing and printing processes at OUP in the period 1660–1780.Learning about Printing concerns Bishop Fell and his attempts to run the Press on a commercial basis in competition with the London stationers, based on manuscripts by Fell and others surviving in the Bodleian.

 

Muttons and Nuts

Muttons and Nuts. Phil Treble, Kingston-upon-Hull, England. Tel: +44 (0)7706 146 974. E-mail: philtreble@gmail.com

Francis James Child, editor. Tamlane. 2019. 20 pp. 245 × 150 mm. Centaur on Somerset Book with a four-colour linocut by Phil Treble. Printed on a Vandercook proof press. 50 copies bound by the printer in full green cloth with a printed cover-label (covering the top third of the front board), price £80. An old Scottish ballad, ‘The Young Tamlane’, extracted from Child’s English and Scottish Ballads of 1857. Copy number ‘1’ is offered in a specially-made tartan portfolio at £200.

Jeff Johnson. A Miniature. 2019. 26 pp. 210 ×140 mm. Bembo on Somerset Book with a digital reproduction of a detail of a painting by the author. Printed on a Vandercook proof press. 50 copies (20 for sale) bound by the printer in full dark blue cloth, price £50. A posthumous collection of sixteen poems by Johnson, who is better known as a miniature-painter. The book was designed by Christopher Wilson of Oberphones.

 

Alembic Press

Alembic Press. Claire and David Bolton, Riverside, Wilsham Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 5HP, England. Tel: +44 (0)1865 391391. www.alembicpress.co.uk

David Bolton. A Figure Specimen. 2018. 24 pp. 295 × 155 mm. Modern Extended on Rivoli. Printed on a Vandercook SP20 proof press. 30 copies sewn into printed card wrappers, price £15. A type-specimen of all the matrices for Monotype figures held by the Press, and a companion to the Press’s Sign Specimen (2009).

 

Ad Lib Press

Ad Lib Press. Robert Oldham, Aptdo 131-7150, Turrialba, Costa Rica. Tel: +1 506 8701 1573. www.adlibpress.us

Robert Oldham. Escape from Terror. 2019. 250 pp. 135 × 215 mm. Village type on Astroparche Text (Natural and Aged on alternating pages) with twenty mixed-media illustrations by the author. Printed on a modified Poco No. 0 press. 50 copies in quarter morocco with pale brown cloth-covered boards, price US$250. The illustrations are created from modified photographs, photo-engravings, linocuts and typographical ornaments. Income from sales will go towards the author’s project to use ‘optically stimulated luminescence dating’ on megalithic sites in South-central Portugal.