Booklets in Print

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The Printery has six booklets currently available for purchase. These are hand-sewn in paper wrappers and desribed in detail below.

2007 A True Depiction of all Manner of the Book Arts, 1568.

JOST AMMAN.

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Reproductions of 1568 woodcuts accurately depicting the draughtsman, wood-cutter, papermaker, printer, and bookbinder with each accompanied by period verse.

Displayed on the left is the cover and the title page. The two-page spread on the right shows the woodcuts of The Papermaker and The Printer.

Printed on Fabriano paper and sewn into marbled paper wrappers. 4″ x 6-1/4″. 16 pp. $18.00

(NOTE TO BINDERS: If you are interested in purchasing flat sheets of this piece, send us an email.)


2006 On Human Vanity

EUGENE FIELD.

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This French-fold piece is a poem describing the lesson in humility a poet learns from “an admirer.” Printed on Somerset Book employing Baskerville, Civilite, and Garamond types. This was printed as a contribution to the APHA 2006 Poetry Portfolio. A few additional copies were produced to assuage the printer’s vanity and they are offered for sale which will help assuage the printer’s finances!  Shown here is the front cover. $11.50.


2005 The Mississippi

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Though the text of this piece discusses in unique, insightful ways, two great rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri, the real story is about Freedom of the Press and Elijah P. Lovejoy’s fight to preserve this most sacred of rights.

Set in Frederic Goudy’s Ornate and Kennerley types and sewn into marbled paper wrappers. 5″ x 8-3/4″. 8 pp. $18.00.

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1998 My Book and Heart

EUGENE FIELD

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Being an excerpt from The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac with alphabet cuts and related couplets from the New England Primer, Field writes from the perspective of a 70-year-old book collector reminiscing about his first encounter with the Primer and a certain young lady named Captivity Waite. Shown here is the front cover, the title page, and an interior two-page spread.

Printed on Ingres Antique Eggshell with marbled endpapers and sewn into Roma wrappers. 24 pp. $17.50


1992 West of the Mississippi. A Note on an Early & Perhaps the First Book Bound in St. Louis.

EDWARD BATES

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As Secretary of the Missouri Territory, Edward Bates compiled The Laws of the Territory of Louisiana. This piece is about the copy of Laws Bates gave to The St. Louis Mercantile Library as told in the letter Bates sent to explain his gift. Shown here is the front cover and first page.

Printed in three colors on Bishopstoke, an English Handmade paper from the 1930s, with blue endpapers and hemp dividers and sewn into wrappers. 12 pp. $13.50


1991 Typographia: An Ode

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For nearly a century and a half England had restricted the liberty of the press and the number of printing offices. In 1725 William Parks removed to America and soon became Virginia’s public printer. About 1730 he published James Markland’s Typographia: An Ode on Printing, the first American contribution to the literature of typography. This booklet tells that story and reprints key passages from Markland’s Ode. Shown here is the front cover and the title page.

Printed on Arches Laid on the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights and sewn into period style marbled paper. 16 pp. $19.50