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Hand-made books for the collector who reads and the reader who collects

Recent books

Woodcuts + Limericks = Year-round 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.

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Accession Nine Box Four
by Vona Groarke

Pulling our annual New Year Book together is never straightforward. We?ve been greeting the New Year this way now for twenty years, and we can safely say that no two have been alike. From the beginning the plan has been to find interesting content first, and fit it to whatever paper is about the place.Usually that means they have been printed on carefully stored off-cuts from books, and designed to minimize waste as well as to look nice. When all goes according to plan, they are printed in our break between Christmas and New Year, when we lay aside the current project and devote the week to this jeu d?ésprit. The content came easily in 2014: we were impressed with Vona Groarke?s poem as soon as we read it ? high on the wall in the atrium at John Rylands Library to accompany an exhibition of portraits of people linked with the Library, including Groark whose archive they hold. We were pleased to have her permission to publish it.At this time of year when we metaphorically archive the events and achievements of the past year and mentally prepare ourselves for the year to come, it seemed particularly apt.

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The Anagnostakis Pocket Guide
to Austrian German and Swiss Antiquarian Bookdealers Terminology

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Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol with an illustration by Alice Smith

This reprint of an old favourite includes a new collaged illustration by our favourite illustrator, Alice Smith. Printed on Indian hand made paper and sewn into a card cover. Read more

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Last updated 25 Jan 2015 by K Whalen