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The Reading Room Press
The Reading Room Press. Miles Wigfield. Coneygar Lodge, Quenington, Cirencester, Glos GL7 5BZ, UK. Tel: +447798877196. Website: https://www.thereadingroompress.com.
Lewis Carroll. The Hunting of the Snark. 2022. 72 pages. 270 x 203 mm. Koch-Antiqua on Zerkall, with wood engravings (eight and four vignettes) by Ian Corfe-Stephens. Printed on an Albion press. 63 copies. Casebound by Ludlow Bookbinders, purple quarter cloth with patterned paper derived from a photograph of a geological phenomenon ‘hornfels’, price: £150 (out of print).
Greenboathouse Press. Jason Dewinetz, Box 1551, Vernon, BC, V1T 8C2. Website: http://www.greenboathouse.com
Kevin McPherson Eckhoff. Circadia. Greenboathouse Press. September 2022. 48 pp. 280 x 160mm mm. Monotype Deepdene & Alternate Gothic (cast in-house at Greenboathouse Press) on Hahnemuhle Ingres with by Jason Dewinetz. Printed on a Vandercook 219. 65 copies. Awarded First Prize in the Limited Editions category of the Alcuin Society’s Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada. 60 + 5 hors commerce bound by the printer, sewn on tapes with double end-sheets and a stiff paper case, these papers all handmade by St Armand. Title printed on front and spine. Price: $400.00.
Peter and Donna Thomas
Peter and Donna Thomas. Peter Thomas. 260 15th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA. Tel: +18314751455. Website: https://members.cruzio.com/~peteranddonna.
Peter and Donna Thomas. Paper Samples/Our lives with paper: an autobiography told through handmade paper samples. 2022. 105 pages and 46 cotton rag folders in a single wooden file box. Book: 11 x 8.5 in. Box: 10 x 14 x 5.375 in. Folders: 8.5 x 11 in. Neuland and Goudy Modern P22 for book via Kindle Direct Publishing, 60pt Neuland for folder numerals printed on a Vandercook Universal One. 6 copies, price: $2800. This is a collection of examples of handmade paper made by Peter and Donna Thomas between 1975 and 2018. The samples are organized chronologically and described in the full-color perfect-bound digitally-printed book. Both are housed in a custom wooden file box made from Baltic birch. Further details can be found on our website at http://www.baymoon.com/~peteranddonna/2-samples.htm.
Springtide Press. Jessica Spring. 818 N. Yakima, Tacoma, WA 98403, USA. Tel: +12536278629. Website: https://springtidepress.com.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (poem) and Alyce DeMarais (bisphenol contamination data). Tensile: A sublime love story. 2022. 10 pages. 203 x 152 mm, expands to 1524 mm. Garamont Italic (cast by Gregory Walters) on Rite-in-the-Rain, Plike, with10 illustrations by Jessica Spring, printed directly from single-use plastics including bread-bag ties, milk bottle caps, drinking straws and contact lens containers. Printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. 35 copies in leporello structure with pop-up text panels and plastic covers in a plastic box, bound by Gabby Cooksey, price: $650. Tensile weaves together Shelley’s “Love’s Philosophy”, a 19th century poem of seduction, with current research on bisphenol contamination in our environment and bodies. Used to manufacture plastics and resins for food and drink packaging, bisphenol impacts the endocrine system, impairing development and reproductive health. Illustrations are created from a variety of single-use plastics to create sublime landscapes and explore the irony of our love affair with this monster of our own creation.
Angel Bomb. Todd Thyberg. 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA. Tel: +16127701153. Website: https://www.angelbomb.com/
John W. Campbell. Who Goes There? Angel Bomb. 2022. 60 pages. 277 x 212 mm. Ehrhardt Monotype on Classic Crest Bare White 100# Eggshell, with 19 digitally created pencil illustrations in 1-4 colors by Todd Thyberg. Printed on a Heidelberg Cylinder & Vandercook 219. 250 copies: 200 copies in quarter contrasting Wicker color cloth, blind emboss on cover of Japanese Blue Twine book cloth, bound at Midwest Editions in Minneapolis, MN, price: $150 (out of print); 50 copies in quarter bound in leather with blind emboss on cover, same book cloth as above, bound at Campbell-Logan Bindery in Blaine, MN, price: $700 (out of print). The deluxe edition comes with a triptych portfolio case for the book, bound in identical cloth and containing a hand-altered map of Antarctica on the inside as well as a folder of 5 letterpress prints of illustrations from the book. The portfolio closes with twine and contains a hand-sculpted and painted resin medallion on the front cover.
The Counter Press
The Counter Press. Elizabeth Ellis and David Marshall. 3 Dower Cottages, Barrow Hill, Wick, South Glos. BS30 5RQ, UK. Tel: +447725913618. Website: https://www.thecounterpress.co.uk.
Elizabeth Ellis and David Marshall (eds), Paul Barnes, Simon Esterson, Astrid Stavro and Erik Spiekermann (conts). Extra Condensed No.3. 2022. 12 pages. 304 x 431mm. Monotype Caslon Series 128. Printed on Vandercook SP20. 165 copies: 150 copies on 90gsm Newsprint, folded, price: £18; 15 copies on 160gsm South Bank Smooth, hand-single-section sewn with white thread, price: £35. Extra Condensed No.3 has been a long time in the making, arriving 6 years after the last, but it returns bigger and bolder. This issue takes condensed typography as its theme and features exclusive articles by Erik Spiekermann, Astrid Stavro, Paul Barnes and Simon Esterson, each bringing their own view of what that means to them and their work. It’s a celebration of these humble grotesque letterforms, richly brought to life through a combination of delicate metal and expressive wood type.
Incline Press. Graham Moss. Incline Press, 36 Bow Street, Oldham OL1 1SJ, UK. Tel: +441616271966. Website: https://www.inclinepress.com/.
Robert Burns with introduction by Graham Moss. A Bonnie New Garland of Robert Burns Love Songs and Poems. 2022. 36 pages. 240 x 135 mm. Monotype Scotch roman on Wookey Hole Mill paper, with a four-colour linocut frontispiece illustration by Petra Wonham and 15 vignette tailpieces by Thomas Bewick. Printed on Autovic. Ca. 50 copies: Hand stitched and bound at Incline Press, hardback with a cloth spine and decorated paper over boards from Helen Morley of Wigtown Press, price: £63. Twenty of Burn’s poems and songs, with a four-page introduction by Graham Moss. This book was made with the help of illustrator Petra Wonham, who selected the 20 pieces in this collection and did the bulk of the typesetting. A detailed prospectus with a sample of the decorated paper and a page from the book is available on request.
Wigtown Press. Helen Morley. 13 Bank Street, Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway DG8 9HR, UK. Tel: +447849926239. Website: https://www.helenmorley.org/
Helen Morley. Creation Matters. 2022. 22 pages. 200 x 275 mm. Baskerville 12pt on Zerkall, with 9 acrylic engravings by Helen Morley. Printed on Autovic. 50 copies hand-sewn by Helen Morley to ribbon and mull, hard case cover of green and gold paste paper, with spine and cover label, price: £70. The poem was set by Helen Morley; the press work, labels and layout, by Graham Moss of Incline Press.
Hermitage Editions. Oli Howson. The Hermitage, Petersham Road, Richmond, Oxon OX161DG, UK. Tel: +447939257803. Website: https://hermitageeditions.co.uk.
H.G Wells. The War of the Worlds. 2023. Variable pages. 243 x 168 mm. Hightower on Mohawk Superfine, printed letterpress, with up to 22 full-colour tipped-in illustrations on Munken Polar Smooth paper and illustrated endpapers on Colorplan Natural paper, both printed by Henry Ling. 286 copies: 250 copies printed by Hand & Eye, London, hand-bound by the Fine Book Bindery in quarter red leather and red Dubletta Cotton cloth, with headbands and ribbon, and a matching red clothbound slipcase, price: £350; 26 copies printed and bound as above except in full red leather, including a portfolio of illustrations by Eren Topçu giclée printed on Platinum Matt White paper by The Ink Pot, all contained in a Solander box, price: £750; 10 copies printed as above, hand-bound by Temple Bookbinders of Oxford, in full red leather with a gold leaf Martian design on the cover, including portfolio as above, all in Solander box as above, price: £2500.
Taller Martín Pescador
Taller Martín Pescador. Juan Nicanor Pascoe. AP 79 Tacámbaro, Michoacán 61650, MX. Tel: +524591140668. Website: https://bradley937.wixsite.com/piedra
Dante Alighieri, translated into Spanish by Francisco Segovia. La Piedra Amada / La Pietra Amata. Taller Martín Pescador. 2021. 48 pages. 260 x 160 mm. Poliphilus, Blado on Papeles de Ponte mouldmade paper from Mexico, with one title page portrait of Dante by Barry Moser. Printed on Ostrander Seymour handpress. 150 copies: 135 copies in quarter cloth and marbled paper sides, bound in Mexico City by Hardmade Taller, price: $150 (out of print); 15 copies with a special colophon page signed by Segovia and Moser in quarter leather with Twinrocker paper sides, in a black Japanese cloth slipcase, bound by Jace Graf at Cloverleaf Studio in Austin, Texas, price: $450. Special copies distributed in the USA by Letterpress.com. Full description and contact information at https://bradley937.wixsite.com/piedra
Hatch Press. Robert Tilleard. Pythouse Farm Cottage, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6NY, UK. Tel: +44 01747870801. Website: https://www.tilleard.co.uk/.
T. E. Lawrence. Crusader Castles. 2022. 90 pages. 215 x 157 mm. Garamond on St Cuthbert’s Mill A3 Bockingford inkjet watercolour paper, with 98 illustrations by Lawrence et al. Printed on an Epson XP-970. 50 copies quarter bound in buckram and paper by Robert Tilleard, spine label, price: £165. The text, maps, plans and photographs used are from the 1988 Clarendon Press edition edited by Denys Pringle. The introduction states: ‘The text of Crusader Castles published in this edition follows that of the Examiner’s Copy of the Thesis which was published in the first volume of the Golden Cockerel Press edition of 1936.’ It was prepared for the GCP by T. E.’s brother, A.W. from the 1910 typescript.
The Old School Press
The Old School Press. Martyn Ould. Cliff Edge, Beer Hill, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QD, UK. Tel: +44129724689. Website: https://www.theoldschoolpress.com.
Martyn Ould. Only the printer knows. 2023. 24 pages. 345 x 245 mm. Dante on Batchelor handmade, probably from the making for the Bruce Rogers Lectern Bible. Printed on a Western 30 proof press. 62 copies: 40 copies quarter bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in boards with ‘Gold on plum’ splatter paper by Jemma Lewis for the boards, yellow cloth on the spine and paper label on front board, price: £90; 12 copies as above with a selection of fifty-nine letterpress ephemeral items from the Press in a clamshell archive box, together with a collection of ‘overs’ sheets from twenty-three past books, also in a clamshell archive box, the two boxes being held in a further clamshell archive box, all boxes bearing paper labels, price: £220 (out of print); 10 copies of the book as above with a selection of about forty past ephemeral items from the Press in a clamshell archive box, together with a collection of ‘overs’ sheets from about fifteen past books, also in a clamshell archive box, the two boxes being held in a further clamshell archive box, all boxes bearing paper labels, price: £150 (out of print). The book celebrates the thirty years that have passed since publication of our first book in 1992.
Richard Zauft Editions
Richard Zauft Editions. Richard Zauft. 58 Pantry Rd., Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776, USA. Tel: +19785051613. Website: https://richardzaufteditions.com
Ingeborg Bachmann and Peter Filkins (trans.). For this Brief Time. 2022. 36 pages. 304.8 x 206.3 mm. Adrianna and Acumen Variable Concept on Kozo, with six ink-jet printed photographs by Richard Zauft. Printed on a Vandercook SP15. 20 copies bound by Daniel Kelm (recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Guild of Bookworkers) with acid-etched brown Hanji papers over boards with a side-sewn binding design with folded fore-edge pages allowing additional texts to be inserted between the translucent Kozo paper pages, in a case constructed by Richard Zauft from Stone Leaf™ slate, price: $2100. Peter Filkins (recipient of the Berlin Prize and Outstanding Translation Award) provided twelve translations and an essay about Bachmann titled “Time’s Shadow.” Ingeborg Bachmann (1926 – 1973) is considered one of the most important German-language writers of the mid-twentieth century and one of the most celebrated in post-war Germany.
Emily Martin Artists Books & Prints
Emily Martin Artists Books & Prints. Emily Martin. 251 Manchester Lane, Iowa City, IA 52245, USA. Tel: +13194305775. Website: https://emilymartin.com/
Emily Martin, William Shakespeare. Madness: Reading Hamlet in the Time of Covid-19 and Other Plagues. 2022. 18 pages. 11 x 8 x 1 in. Baskerville and handwriting on Arches Text Wove, with paper collaged and printed puppet inclusions, hand-drawn Covid-19 cells, blood droplets, and bullet holes by Emily Martin. The puppets are costumed in papers made by Andrea Peterson. Printed on a Vandercook SP-15. 40 copies: 25 copies with the puppet inclusions in accordion binding with non-adhesive slip-on covers of Mary Hark case paper, title label on the front cover, and enclosed in a cloth-covered clamshell box, price:$1,500; 15 copies on Mohawk superfine with printed puppets in accordion binding with non-adhesive slip-on covers of Tiziano paper, title label on the front cover, and enclosed in an archival corrugated card clamshell box, price: $300. Madness was created during the pandemic. Its appearance and content are very much shaped by my time in isolation. Initially, I copied out the play Hamlet by hand starting in March 2020 because I was too anxious to sit and read. I struggled to make sense of the project in a world gone crazy. The text is a crazy quilt arrangement of lines from Hamlet and my writing on repeating themes of fear, disease, Black Lives Matter, Asian hate crimes, the insurrection, so much death and isolation, and more.
The Heavy Duty Press
The Heavy Duty Press. Michael Koppa. E10650 Old HWY 56, Liberty, WI 54664, USA. Tel: +16086065854. Website: https://heavydutypress.com.
8t Bags About the Natural World. 2022. 24 pages. 110 x 65 mm. Century Expanded on Kitakata, with two linoleum engravings and metal type sorts by Michael Koppa. Printed on a Vandercook SP 15. 88 copies in pamphlet stitch, tucked into Hahnemuhle Bugra cover and slipped into muslin tea bag, price: $120. From the copyright page: Eight quotations from eight tea bags amidst eighty bags set in eighty fonts, annotated for reference in the forthcoming title, “Just My Type: Specimens from The Type Store at Der Klubhaus.”
Lark Sparrow Press
Lark Sparrow Press. Craig Jobson. 1726 Ashland Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60201-3546, USA. Tel: +18475339439. Website: https://www.larksparrowpress.com.
Lynn Sloan. Fortune Cookies. 2021/22. 72 pages. 30cm X 14cm. Handset 12/15 Plantin on 2,600 sheets of 11″ wide 12 ” high Stonehenge Cream 250 gsm, with spot art by Lynn McClain and 22 hand-tinted spot art and seven blind embossings for each book by Craig Jobson. Printed on Vandercook IV letterpress. 20 copies: 10 copies full bound with book boards and crimson book cloth, sewn on boards, by Craig Jobson and Karen Hamner, price: $800; 10 full bound deluxe copies with exposed-sewing-over-tapes and digitally engraved, airbrushed front and back bamboo covers by Jobson and Hanmer, price: $900. Fortune Cookies is a multi-colored, 72-page, illustrated, letterpress printed, handbound collection of seven flash fiction stories in a limited edition of 20. Each story begins with a Mandarin/English title and a drop cap. The writer has observed complexities of fictional women who reflect the experiences of real women. All 20 copies use five different methods for printing: letterpress, intaglio, hand stamping, computer-generated typography (the fortunes), and digital engraving (bamboo covers).
Hand & Eye Editions
Hand & Eye Editions. Phil Abel. 12 Pinchin Street, Shadwell, London E1 1SA, UK. Tel: +442074889800. Website: http://www.handandeye.co.uk.
Ruth Boswell. A Far Away Country. 2022. 198 pages. 210 x 125 mm. Minion Pro on Mohawk Superfine 148 gsm, with 10 line drawings by Angela Barrett. Printed on a Heidelberg SB cylinder. 230 copies: 120 copies full bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in red book cloth with reproduction of Czech child’s identity card glued on front board, price: £145; 100 copies on Bockingford 160 gsm, full bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in red, white and blue leather, price: £350; 10 copies on Bockingford 160 gsm, full bound by Ludlow Bookbinders in red, white and blue leather, price: £950. The illustrations in Variant editions 1 and 2 have been hand-coloured by the artist. Variant 1 is housed in a slipcase, and Variant 2 is housed in a Solander box with an original drawing from the book.
Püterschein-Hartland. Bruce Kennett.106 Gilson Road, Hartland, VT 05048, USA. Tel: +18024363262. Website: https://brucekennett.com/
W.A. Dwiggins. Edited by Bruce Kennett. Athalinthia: Seven Stories. 2023. 256 pages. 191 x 146 mm. Caledonia on Finch Fine Ultra Smooth Soft White Text 80-lb for body, with Mohawk Superfine Smooth White Text 80-lb for endpapers, with illustrations by Dwiggins (20 multi-color pochoir/stencil prints, 2 multi-color letterpress prints, 57 line drawings and/or hand-lettering, 25 watercolor paintings, 1 multi-color woodblock print, 1 multi-color silkscreen, 17 b&w and color photographs). Printed on Komori Lithrone, offset lithography, by Penmor Lithographers, Lewiston, ME (all illustrations reproduced in CMYK using high-definition stochastic screens and UV inks). 572 copies: 500 copies bound by Superior, Braintree, MA, Smyth sewn, casebound with a full-color (CMYK) wraparound cover printed on Mohawk Superfine Smooth White Text 80-lb, with matte nylon overlamination, price: $75.00; 72 copies on Mohawk Superfine Eggshell White Text 80-lb. for body, with Mohawk Superfine Smooth White Text 80-lb. decorated with a reproduction from a Dwiggins pochoir print for front and back boards, spine with hand-lettering, type, and decorations stamped in gold leaf on red goatskin, hand-sewn and -bound by Gray Parrot, Warren, ME, price: $400 (out of print). Dwiggins wrote these stories from 1910–1925. They are being published almost 100 years later! (His illustrations are from 1910–1952.)
Rooksmoor Press. Katie Beard. The Nook, Rooksmoor, Woodchester, Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK. Tel: +441452942139. Website: https://www.rooksmoorpress.co.uk.
George Behe. Letters from Titanic. 2022. 128 pages. 265 x 145mm. Monotype typesetting and hot metal casting in-house of Imprint and Gill Sans on 150gsm Bockingford, with 48 digital images of Titanic ephemera and portraits of the people who wrote the letters; rare deck-plan endpapers; a colour tip-in of an original postcard; a letterpress reproduction of a page of one of the letters; and a separate printed reproduction copy of the last menu produced on board. Printed in two colours on a Heidelberg Cylinder 18″ x 22.5″. 250 copies bound by Blissets of London in Colorado Jordan cloth, price: £300.
For this limited edition, George Behe, past vice president of the Titanic Historical Society, has selected 33 of the most moving and poignant letters to be sent by passengers from RMS Titanic, prior to and post her untimely sinking in the early hours of 15 April 1912. He provides the Introduction and fascinating mini-biographies of the letter writers featured. Foreword by Bob Richardson, Library Manager at St Bride, London.
Tudor Black Press
Tudor Black Press. Hugh Macfarlane 9 Rue de Frontenay, Lion de Marnes, Marnes, Deux Sevres 79600, FR. Tel: +337909955.968. Website: https://www.tudorblackpress.co.uk.
Constance Maud. Lohengrin. 2022. 39 pages. 270 x 190 mm. Octavian on Zerkall mould made 145gsm off white paper, 6 wood engravings by Jenny Portlock. Printed on an Albion press. 50 copies: 45 copies bound at the Tudor Black Press in a quarter binding in Gitane blue leather, the boards with marbled papers by Payhembury, price: £245; 5 copies as above bound at the Tudor Black Press in a full binding in Gitane blue leather, blind tooled, with a set of engravings on Amalfi handmade paper housed in a Solander box, price: £550.00 (out of print). The wood engravings were designed and cut by Jenny Portlock, who is a member of the Society of Wood Engravers.