Graham Moss at the Press
with Skipper the Cairn Terrier
Reproduced courtesy of photographer Gwen Jones
36 Bow Street, Oldham OL1 1SJ
Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair
Saturday 11th April 2015 from 8am to 4pm
at the St Vincent Ferrer parochial school on the corner of Lexington Ave & 65th St
You've read the books,
now see the movie:
The Arab Platen Press with Master Printer Graham Moss of the Incline Press does just what it says on the tin. Graham supplies tips and tricks on how to operate an Arab Platen Press in his usual engaging style. Available from us or the Oxford Guild of Printers--send us an email.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The Long Journey
Selected Poems with wood engravings by Robin Mackenzie
Woodcuts + Limericks = Holiday Pleasure!
Randall Davies and his Books of Nonsense
The charm of Randall Davies and his Books of Nonsense is a gentle, dare we say it, 'antiquarian' sort of charm. Light verse joins early woodcuts for a very English offering. Davies' 'Lyttel book of Nonsense' was first published in 1912, and is a classic of the form. Philip Sainsbury's beautiful Cayme Press production 'A Little More Nonsense' that inspired us to follow suit with this classic and long-overdue reprint. Davies re-captions his extensive collection of woodcuts with a thoroughly modern twist long before the craze for tweeting amusing captions below early book illustrations took hold amongst the historians and librarians of our acquaintance.
We've combined both books in one handsome volume that includes all the cuts with their limericks, and a twelve-page introduction by book historian Paul W Nash, no mean versifier himself, and past master of the limerick.
Our book is printed on mould-made Wookey Hole paper. In addition to the introduction, the book is 140 illustrated pages, 9 x 8 inches. The edition is printed in two parts: 150 copies were printed on pale green paper, and bound in house using a patterned paper designed by Meg Held and printed at the Press. An additional 150 copies, printed on a pale grey paper, have been reserved for binders. Get in touch if you would like to buy five or more copies for a class discount.
The Elusive Number Sixty-Eight
by Arnold Paucker
Our nineteenth New Year Booklet was first delivered by Dr Paucker on the occasion of the naming of the Arnold Paucker Library at the Leo Baeck Institute, Queen Mary College, University of London on 15 June 2012.
It tells a small story of defiance, of book collecting and of friendship. We are thrilled that he allowed us to add it to the Incline Press New Year Booklets and grateful that the Leo Baeck Institute New York allowed us to reproduce the bookplate illustration at the eleventh hour. (It's hard to argue that a reproduction request is an emergency--they were kind enough to agree.)
Printed with Elizabeth type (another small act of defiance) on the title page and Sabon for the text. The booklet has 14 pages with a plate laid in and is either bound in marbled paper over boards as above, or covered in a bright patterned paper wrapper.
E R Weiss: the Typography of an Artist
by Gerald Cinamon
There are only a few copies left of our book about of one of the most significant book artists in twentieth-century Germany. E R Weiss is best known today in the UK and North America for his elegant Weiss types, but in the early 20th century his work was almost synonymous with German book design. This lavishly illustrated monograph shows Weiss's importance to the book arts in Germany and beyond, from his iconic type designs and typography to his deft illustration and stunning patterned paper and book-bindings.