2020 Submissions

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.