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King Arthur: Excalibur

The tales of the Sword in the Stone and the Lady of the Lake, retold from the early texts.

THE EDITION

Printed in the summer of 2020 on an Albion Press, in 14pt Dante, with titling in Saxon Black, Legende and Edina foundry types.

 

special

 

Printed on smooth white Zerkall watermarked paper 145gsm, 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 texts, and grey decorated Mitientes endpapers.

Bound by Roger Grech, hardcover in Kozo Japanese paper featuring a printed red cross on front and rear, in a red solander box with Hadriano Stone-Cut spine labels and portfolio of prints.

ordinary

 

Printed on smooth white Zerkall watermarked paper 145gsm, with colour Zerkall Ingres paper for the texts, and grey plain Mitientes endpapers.

 

Sewn by Roger Grech and covered in a softcover BFK Rives dust wrapper, featuring a printed red cross on front and rear.

text

The mythical tales of the Sword in the Stone and the Lady of the Lake, the text blocks of which are broken up with ornamental crosses in place of pilcrows.

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illustrations

 

Featuring four wood-engravings by Jane Randfield.

 

Jane is a prize-winning member of the Society of Wood Engravers and a commercial illustrator whose clients include: Chatto & Windus, Random House, Jonathan Cape, and major enterprises such as the BBC, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, to name but a few.

 

Despite a large portfolio of major engraved works, this edition represents her first work for any private press, which are not available for sale as individual prints from the artist. 

 

special

 

The wood engravings are printed on smooth white watermarked Zerkall paper 145gsm as part of the edition, and also printed separately on Kozo Japanese paper from Sennelier in Paris, as an accompanying labelled portfolio cut from grey Mitientes paper, to match the endpapers.

 

The endpapers for the specials are also decorated with a printed design.

ordinary

 

The wood engravings printed on smooth white watermarked Zerkall paper 145gsm as part of the edition.

(2020)

165 x 254mm

25 pp.

The edition is limited to 35 numbered specials and 65 ordinary copies only. 

COPIES AVAILABLE FROM NOVEMBER 2020

PRE-ORDER PRICE £385 (SPECIAL), £225 (ORDINARY)

© ST JAMES PARK PRESS 2020