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Peter Lawrence and Paul Dunmall. 20 Duets: Collaboration & Improvisation. 2022. 116 pp. 234 x 184mm. Lucida Bright on 170gsm Zerkall and 160gsm Naturalis Vanilla, 40 wood engravings by Lawrence and Dunmall. Printed on Albion and Cylinder. 40 copies: quarter cloth bound, price £175; 8 Special A copies: quarter cloth bound, plus portfolio with 2 further engravings, 8pp booklet and CD, all in a slipcase, price £375; as above, plus set of 20 engravings, all in a solander box, price £1375. A collection of wood engravings resulting from a unique collaboration between two engravers created in the spirit of free jazz – improvising on the same block showing both the “handover” and final images.
Richard Kegler. A Specimen of Wood Type. P22 Press. 2021. 56 pp. 317 x 241 mm. Monotype Bell on 100lb Arjowiggins Utopia 2 Ivory Matte. Printed on a Vandercook – various models. 95 copies: 75 case-sewn and bound by Kegler in deep-red Asahi book cloth with gold foil-stamping (Nos. 1–37) or in yellow-orange Asahi book cloth with black foil-stamping (Nos. 38–75), end-papers of makeready sheets with multiple layers of ink unique to each copy, covers foil-stamped with the Hamilton Wood Type Collection ‘H’ logo at Boxcar Press in Syracuse, NY., price $599; 20 unbound copies printed as single-sided, unpaginated sheets (suitable for framing) and presented in a clamshell box in blue Asahi cloth made by book artist Leah Mackin, price $699. Features 26 wood type specimens hand-printed between January 2017 and October 2020 with original wood types referenced to digitize the Hamilton Wood Type Collection (HWT) from P22 Type Foundry; descriptive text set and cast in metal type at the Press & Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler; and multicolor layouts to highlight the type designs printed with the actual wood type used to make these revivals.
Eleanor Hooker. Legion. Bonnefant Press. 2021. 18 pp. 240 x 155 mm. 14 pt Bembo on Magnani vergata avorio mouldmade with reproduction of a painting in acrylics by Jeanie Tomanek. Printed on a Korrex Berlin proof press. 62 copies. Sewn into indigo blue Yearling covers with midblue Fabriano Tiziano wrappers, printed in two colours and black, price £40.
Nick Laird. The Beautiful Sentence. Bonnefant Press. 2021. 28 pp. 250 x 160 mm. Bembo 14pt on handmade Barcham Green Chilham (1977) Printed on a Korrex Berlin proof press. 52 copies: 22 in quarter vellum with yellow handmade Nepalese paper sides by Philipp Janssen (Boekbinderij Phoenix), price £185; 30 sewn into paper covers of yellow handmade Nepalese wrappers by Philipp Janssen (Boekbinderij Phoenix), price £95. A selection of poems from Nick Laird’s four collections, with two additional poems. Each copy is numbered in type.
Christopher Smart. Phaedrus and the Fox. Bonnefant Press. 2021. 16 pp. 205 x 135 mm. Jessen-Schrift on cream handmade Moulin de Larroque ‘Mouette’. Printed on a Korrex Berlin proof press. 50 copies: 36 sewn into wine red Yearling card covers and white Shin Inbe wrappers, printed in three colours, price £25; 14 in same binding, not for sale. The sixth and final issue in a series of pamphlets showing types designed by Rudolf Koch. In addition to the text-face, the covers also show Koch’s Maximilian-Antiqua capitals.
Samantha King (ed). Granjon Flowers | Lockdown Lock-ups. Red Eel Press. 2020. 7 pp. 65 x 60 mm. 18pt Caslon and Monotype Granjon borders 202-5/502-3 on Tengucho White or Natural layered to 22 gsm using Tengucho 7.3 gsm. Printed on a Farley No.11 Proofing Press. 13 copies: 7 sewn into wrapper of Tengucho White, 6 into wrapper of Tengucho Natural, both variants with title printed in 18pt Caslon, end papers in Tengucho White/Natural 7.3 gsm, in a loose outer wrapper of Saint Armand’s Old Master, Crowsnest 90 gsm, both variants price £25. The book contains letterpress printed variations of the Granjon borders with no text, excepting the colophon and title page. This was the first book published by the press.
Samantha King (ed). Jack Townend | Monotype Borders | 1958. Red Eel Press. Printed 2020, published 2021. 8 pp. 65 x 60 mm. 18pt Caslon and Monotype borders 1346-9 designed by Jack Townend on Tengucho White or Natural layered to 22 gsm using Tengucho 7.3 gsm. Printed on a Farley No.11 Proofing Press. 34 copies: 18 sewn into wrapper of Tengucho White, 16 into wrapper of Tengucho Natural, both variants with title & colophon printed in 18pt Caslon, end papers in Tengucho White/Natural 7.3 gsm, in a loose outer wrapper of Saint Armand’s Old Master, Crowsnest 90 gsm, both variants price £25. This is the second book published by the press, containing letterpress printed variations celebrating the borders designed for Monotype by Jack Townend in 1958.
No Reply Press. Griffin Gonzales, 1526 SE Elliott Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97214, USA. Tel: +1 503 367 0082. Website: http://www.noreplypress.com
T. S. Eliot. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Introduction by Sir Christopher Ricks. 2020. 20 pages. 275 × 175 mm. Perpetua on Zerkall. Printed on a Vandercook Universal I proof press. 127 copies: 101 in quarter cloth with Zusia Dodin marbled paper-covered boards, price $185; 26 in quarter morocco with Zusia Dodin marbled paper-covered
boards, in a solander box, price $485.
Jenny Uglow, Nigel Tattersfield. Bewick’s Matchem. 2021. 16 pp. 236 x 170 mm. Caslon on Heritage Book White with illustrations by Thomas Bewick printed from line blocks and photographs of a copper medallion with Bewick’s engraving of the famous racehorse Matchem. Printed on Barrett Albion press. 120 copies. Case bound in quarter cloth with marbled papers by Victoria Hall, gold-blocked title on front cloth, price £48 + p&p.
John D. Wagner. The Kallima Butterfly. 2022. 7 pp. 292 x 203 mm. 16pt Centaur on Velké Losiny Prague with photogravure by John D. Wagner. Printed on 219 Vandercook. 80 copies, single signature handsewn into boards covered with Cinnamon Canapetta cloth; on the cover, Archive Bugra label with pressmark printed in black; book enclosed in a duplex Archive/Evergreen Bugra folder with four flaps; on the folder spine, Archive Bugra label with author and title printed in black; price $180. Book design and calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. The type was handset. Printing by Sandy Tilcock at the lone goose press. Binder: Jace Graf (Cloverleaf Studio, Inc.). Publisher Emeritus Gabriel Rummonds oversaw the project.
Aaron Peck & Jason Dewinetz. Arranging Furniture. Greenboathouse Press. 2021. 72 pp. 325 x 235 mm. ATF Cloister Lightface & wood type on 150gsm Hahnemühle Biblio with twenty-five compositions printed directly from letterpress furniture in over 30 colours. Printed on a Vandercook 15-21 & 219. 70 copies: 60 in stiff full-paper binding of St Armand handmade with Barcham Green Charter Oak double-endsheets, sewn onto exposed linen tapes, cloth-covered slipcase, price $750; 10 copies as above with portfolio of 10 prints from the book, enclosed together in a full cloth drop-spine box, with a recessed paper label on the spine, and one of the forms of wooden furniture used to print the compositions mounted inside the upper tray, price $1500. Both editions bound by Alanna Simenson in Sooke, BC, Canada.
Edgar Allan Poe. Conchyliorum: On Investigating Shells and Collecting. Sarah Horowitz, notes and annotation. Wiesedruck. 2020. 49 pp. 241 x 172 mm (9.5 x 6.75 in). Scotch Modern types on ‘Phoenix’, a flax, hemp and cotton paper (120 gsm) made expressly for this book by Gangolf Ulbricht, Kaji natural (kozo fibers), with 41 etchings by Sarah Horowitz. Printed on a Vandercook and Charles Brand Etching presses. 40 copies: 35 in boards covered in grey Hahnemühle Bugra, with etching (black all-over shell pattern), grey-green leather spine label stamped in gold, pink leather hinges visible, slipcase of fabric and paper, price $3500; 5 in full leather binding, inlaid pink and grey-green leather with gold stamping, spine as above, price: Sold out. All etchings in the deluxe variant are hand-colored with watercolors. Both editions bound by Claudia Cohen.
Mary Agnes Williams. Two Moons. Luminice Press. 2021. 24 pp. 203 x 203 mm. Hand-set 18 pt Park Avenue / 12 pt Janson on Classic Linen (body) and Washi Linen (spine), with 14 original images printed with Dremel-engraved polycarbonate plates and oil-based pochoir mylar stencils by Thomas Parker Williams. Printed on a Hand-built hydraulic hand press with electronic pressure sensing. 15 copies, modified dos-à-dos binding with painted and unpainted aluminum covers with cutout and paper liner, price $2,000.
Jan Tschichold and Jost Hochuli. Sabon: Tschichold & Hochuli. Translated by Christopher Wakeling and Pat Wichert. Corvus Works. 2021. 36 pp. 375 x 250 mm. Sabon (Stempel and Monotype) on Zerkall, Hahnemhüle and Somerset Book with 6 black and white photographs. Printed on Korrex Hannover. 90 copies. Bound with French marble papers over boards with cloth spine, label tipped-on spine, price £100. English translation of Tschichold’s 1967 essay ‘Life and Work of Jacob Sabon’ and first translation of Hochuli’s 1969 review of the ‘New Typeface’, first published in STM. Sample pages with quotes by and about Tschichold and the Sabon typeface. Composed in Stempel foundry cast Sabon up to 48pt Didot in various page arrangements and printed in several colours. Two tipped-in type pieces plus one image of Sabon’s crest. Digital b&w photos of cast type, matrices and samples.
Michael Castro. The Guide: Maimonides’ Journey. The Garlow Studio. 2019. 35 pp. 146 x 111 mm (5.75 x 4.375 in). Poliphilus and Blado on custom handmade papers from Katie McGregor, with a multi-color woodblock print created, editioned and handcoloured by Marcia Brown, a two-colour initial on the opening page and ornamental flowers dividing the sections throughout. Printed on a Vandercook SP15. 50 copies, designed by Marcia Moore and executed by Danita Rafalovich and Marcia Brown, in heavy blue paper covers, red endleaves, exposed spine with leather tabs, a black leather-covered clamshell case with spine label, price $375. Castro’s narrative poem relates the biography and thought of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), considered one of the most important Jewish theologians of all time. The print references the architecture and tile work of medieval Middle East synagogues in areas where Maimonides lived before his exile. Castro, poet laureate of St Louis and a leader of the literary community, died in 2008.
The Florin Press. Graham Williams, Vent House, Stalisfield Road, Charing, Kent, UK. Tel: +44(0)1233 712 774. Email: email@example.com. Website: https://www.florinpress.com
Graham Williams. A Collection of Printing from Woodblocks. The Florin Press. 2021. 12pp Notes plus various quantities of leaves. Ca.197 x 210 mm. Joanna (Monotype) on various hand-made, mould-made and machine-made papers, with 28 wood engravings printed from the wood by Thomas Bewick, Mathew Urlwin Sears, Graham Williams, Peter Forster, Simon Brett, John O’Connor, Monica Poole and anon. Printed on Albion and Columbian hand presses. Main edition of 60 copies: 25 copies with paperbound Notes, 61 leaves, in a drop back box with green cloth, brown and fawn papers, printed paper label on front, printed limitation label inside, price £865; 35 with Notes, 35 leaves, in box as above, price £485; Variant edition of 15 copies: 5 with Notes, 96 leaves in a drop back box with green cloth, marbled paper, morocco spine label, printed paper label on front, printed limitation label inside, OOP; 10 with Notes, 78 leaves, in box as above, price £1,355.
Jennifer Farrell. The Twelve Alphabet. 2021. 58 pp. 305 x 305 mm. 12 pt metal type and ornaments on Zerkall soft white. Printed on a Vandercook SP-15. 40 copies bound in Somerset gray wraparound soft cover with screw post binding, price $480. A new abecedarium in which each letter form and the ampersand are constructed entirely of sorts having 12 pts along at least one side. Designed from a large collection of metal ornaments, each image measures 6” square and is printed (recto only) in two split fountain ink passes.
Mindy Belloff. Hester . Emma . Sonia [ Joni . Annie . Tracy ] A Postmodern Feminist Discourse. 2022. 300 pp. 266 x 196 x 44 mm. Featuring: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Gustave Flaubert’s Madam Bovary, and Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (abridged). Introduction, “No Text Stands Alone” by art critic Saul Ostrow, Afterword, “Through a Feminist Lens,” and Appendix with over 100 bibliographic references. Over 40 reproductions of fine artworks: paintings, drawings, photographs, and calligrams by the artist adorn the pages. A selection of text is in Latin, French, and Russian. Includes 40 reproductions of fine artworks, paintings, drawings, photographs, and calligrams by the artist. Printed on a Uni III A/B + Epson Professional. 32 copies: 26 standard, 6 deluxe in two designs. Bindings designed by Mindy Belloff. Standard edition quarter bound aqua blue Sokoto leather, spine millimeter binding, sewn and bound by Celine Lombardi with letterpress printed thick paper covers, printed by Mindy Belloff. Deluxe edition two designs: full leather bound or leather and parchment with custom box, bound by Celine Lombardi. Price standard $7,500, deluxe (POA). Two and a half years in the making, the volume gives voice to the main characters Hester Prynne, Emma Bovary, and Sonia Marmeladov. The subtitle refers to singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell, Annie Lennox and Tracy Chapman, whose poetic lyrics, along with those of other musical artists as well as text from philosophers, writers and poets such as Simone de Beauvoir, Virginia Woolf, Susan Sontag and Julia Kristeva, provide commentary in the marginalia.
J. Matthew Schley. What We Found. Introduction by Barbara Henry. Harsimus Press. 2021. 16 prints (loose). 14.5 x10.5 in. Bulmer on Zerkall Book (occasional plates on other papers), 14 intaglio by J. Matthew Schley and 2 pochoir by Barbara Henry. Printed on a Vandercook/etching press. 10 copies, clamshell box in red cloth, cover label, price $1200. Chronicles objects discovered in the restoration of an 1807 farmhouse in Pennsylvania.
Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows. James Dissette and Kathleen Jones, eds. Introduction by Peter Hunt. Mad Parrot Press. 2021. 148 pp. 355 x 260 mm. 14pt Centaur on custom paper from Papeterie Saint-Armand with 13 large multi-colour linoleum cuts and 9 smaller in two colours, all by Vladimir Zimakov. Printed on a Vandercook 219OS. 95 copies: 75 quarter bound, rounded and backed, in a very dark moss green Natural Goat from Siegel Leather with a cinnamon cotton book cloth, endpapers of printed pattern on mocha Hahnemühle Bugra with a cloth inner hinge, title in gilt foil on the spine in copper and silver, debossed panel on the front cover featuring Rat & Mole in a crossed oar emblem foiled in dull copper on grey-dyed goatskin, price $2000; 10 deluxe copies in individual presentation bindings, price $2500-$7500; and 5 copies reserved to be sold in sheets to book binders, price $1500.
Michael Tarbox. Night Train to Chelsea. interrobang letterpress. 2021. 20 pp. 5 x 8.5 mm. Optima Nova Pro/ Stempel Optima on 80# Cougar Natural interior and 100gsm Hahnemühle Ingres jacket. Printed on a Vandercook SP15. 100 copies. Pamphlet stitched and wrapped in the Hahnemühle, price $30. I admit that due to both the printer/designer (me), and the author/musician (Tarbox) being of limited means and minimal budget, the interior is printed digital offset, and only the jacket is printed by letterpress from type. That written, the Optima Nova Pro has an extended character set that the metal never had.
Richard Olney. Culinary Herbs. Press on Scroll Road. 2019. 26 pp. 280 x 190 mm. Cloister Light Face on handmade paper from the Morgan Conservancy, Cleveland, OH, with a wood engraving by Abigail Rorer. Printed on Washington Handpress. 50 copies, full bound in gray cloth with spine label by Priscilla Spitler, price $250.
Joseph Wechsberg. The Formidable Monsieur Point: Concerning the Renowned Restaurateur Fernand Point and His Restaurant De La Pyramide. 2021. 20 pp. 280 x 200 mm. Cloister Light Face on handmade paper from the Morgan Conservancy, Cleveland, OH. Printed on Washington Handpress. 50 copies, full bound in red cloth with spine label by Priscilla Spitler, price $250.
Walter Bachinski, Janis Butler. My Landscape. Shanty Bay Press. 2022. 64 pp. 279 X 279 mm. 16 pt Bembo on BFK Rives 175 gsm for text, seven pochoirs and seven colour reduction linocuts, and Heavy Kurotoni 5 for five woodcuts. Printed on a Vandercook Universal 1. 30 copies: 25 quarter bound in cloth, housed in a slip case, price $3000 (USD); 5 NFS. The text consists of nature poems by 14 renowned Canadian Poets. The illustrations, all by Walter Bachinski, are based on sketches and paintings done over decades of an area of northern Ontario from the Killarney Wilderness Park west to the Algoma Highlands.
Elsbeth Pancrazi. The Valley. Z’roah. 2019. 17 pp. 229 x 152 mm. Grotesque, Modern No. 20 on Somerset with 16 illustrations from polymer plates and cut foam pressure printed shapes, with the addition of colored pencil by Peter Schell. Printed on a Vandercook 219. 15 copies. Accordion bound by Uriel Cidor in orange japanese cloth with a meandering inset channel of green cloth, with box of same green cloth with a silver hot stamped title, price $850; 10 copies in envelope made by Roni Gross from green St. Armand paper, with 9 unbound prints/with text, price $350. A series of six poems described by the poet as “meditations on loss, a breadcrumb trail through the territory of grief. Each poem, comprised of two stacks of short lines, invites multiple readings and provokes reverberations of phrase and feeling.” Written in two columns, which can be read across both or down each, designed and set to clue the reader into the multiple possibilities.
Don Rash. Fritz Eberhardt’s Finishing Tools and Technique. Boss Dog Press. 2021. 51 pp. 220 x 158 mm. Aldus (digital) on University of Iowa handmade Chancery paper with 19 digital images printed on Japanese paper and tipped in. Printed on a Washington hand press. 80 copies: 70 in full decorated paper (Payne’s Gray and off white) over boards with ochre goat leather edges at head and tail, gold stamping on front and rear boards, spine title stamped in gold, price $375; 10 in sheets for binders, price $275.
Peter and Donna Thomas. Evidence: Overruns and Ephemera. Peter and Donna Thomas. 2021. One 8-page pamphlet, two 4-flap portfolios (one with sample pages from the authors’ printed books, one with ephemera) in archival clamshell storage box with printed label. 406 x 305 mm (16 x 12 in). Centaur and gothic wood type on white handmade paper. Printed on a Vandercook. 30 copies: pamphlet stitched into blue handmade paper cover, portfolios made of blue handmade paper; copies 1-10, $975; 11-20, $850; 21-30 $625. A limited edition portfolio created to complement The Legacy Press’ recently published trade book: Peter and Donna Thomas: Bibliography, 1974-2020. The number of items per box ranges from 72 down to 46.
Christopher Smart. Jeoffry: The Poet’s Cat. Rooksmoor Press. 2021. 8 pp. 318 x 218 mm mm. Monotype Caslon on Zerkall with one hand drawn line illustration by Katie Beard. Printed on a Swissproof 40 hand press. 200 copies hand sewn with red thread, with printed Conqueror envelope, price £12.