The Twelve Labours of Hercules (St James Park Press, 2017). The text for the Twelve Labours of Hercules is taken from the first English translations of the original Greek texts.
Printed in December 2017 on an Albion Press, in 16pt Centaur designed by Bruce Rogers, cast at the Whittington Press, in red, blue and black ink, on Sunome Senaka Japanese paper from John Purcell Paper (210 x 148mm). Featuring a wood-engraved frontispiece by Harry Brockway. Japanese stab-bound with Amate paper, with an equal number of copies in two colours: light-green and brown. (24pp). The edition is limited to 40 numbered copies only. SOLD OUT
On the Birmingham School of Art, 1940 (St James Park Press, 2018). A previously unpublished Report on the Birmingham School of Art in 1940, by Eric Gill, with an introduction by John Randle of the Whittington Press.
Printed in January and February 2018 on an Albion Press, in 12pt Joanna, cast at the Effra Press, and 18pt Golden Cockerel type, both designed by Gill, on 175gsm Somerset Book paper from John Purcell Paper (210 x 145mm). Featuring a wood-engraved initial by Eric Gill printed in green ink. Bound by the Fine Book Bindery in bamboo boards cut by Thomas Mayo and leather-back, with an accompanying printed Note on the binding. (41pp). The edition is limited to 100 numbered copies only. Limited availability. Enquire directly.
An Albion in the Antarctic (St James Park Press, 2019). The story of Aurora Australis, the first book written, printed, illustrated and bound in Antarctica during Sir Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, 1907-9.
Printed during the Antarctic winter months on an Albion Press - cast forty years before Aurora Australis was printed on Shackleton's Albion - in Founders 14pt Caslon Old Face, on smooth white Zerkall watermarked paper 145gsm (320 x 245mm). Featuring a relief print frontispiece by Paul Kershaw and numerous colour plates, as well as original Abbey Mills Greenfield watermarked specimen paper. Bound by Roger Grech, with a repeat pattern cover, housed in a cloth covered solander box. (59pp). The edition is limited to 40 numbered copies only, individually numbered in stencil on the Fabriano endpaper. SOLD OUT
King Arthur: Excalibur (St James Park Press, 2020). The tales of The Sword in the Stone and The Lady of the Lake, retold from the early texts.
Printed in the summer of 2020 on an Albion Press, in 14pt Dante, with titling in Saxon Black, Legende and Edina foundry types, on smooth white Zerkall watermarked paper 145gsm (165 x 254mm) for the ordinary edition, with the addition of the last stock of red hand-made paper by Maureen Richardson, and the first batch of light blue hand-made paper from Paper Foundation for the stories texts, for the special edition. Featuring four wood-engravings by Jane Randfield, which are also printed separately on Kozo Japanese paper from Sennelier in Paris, as an accompanying portfolio for the specials. Bound by Roger Grech, hardcover in Kozo Japanese paper for the specials, in a red solander box with Hadriano Stone-Cut spine labels, and softcover for the ordinaries (25pp). The edition is limited to 35 numbered specials and 65 ordinary copies only. Copies available from around November 2020 - contact directly for pre-orders. £385 only (special). £225 only (ordinary).
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House by Thomas Hardy (printed for the Chestnut Press, 2017). A poem by Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928), first published in 1922.
Printed for the Chestnut Press in October 2017 on an Albion Press, in the first letterpress use of Romanée MA Open, roman and italic, Mark Askam’s digital rework of Jan van Krimpen’s Romanée, in pale blue-grey and black ink, on cream Bunkoshi Japanese handmade paper (125 x 85mm). Featuring a digitally drawn silhouette of a Fallow Deer stag by Askam. Bound in a pale blue-grey handmade paper cover made by Twelve by Eight Press. (4pp). The edition is limited to 30 copies only (Special Edition numbered i-vi, printed with silver ink, and the Ordinary Edition numbered 1-24). Copies available.