A title from The Old School Press
De Sitv Dvnelmi – On Durham
The last poem in
Old English, translated and introduced by David Crane, with a nineteenth century
About the book
The last extant poem in the Anglo-Saxon poetic tradition is The Old English Durham Poem. It tells of the site in the North of England on which the city has been built and the relics of the saints assembled there. David Crane has provided an introduction to his new translation of the poem, a translation that matches the metrical structure and alliteration of the original.
About the edition
The booklet is printed in hand-set Stephenson Blake Caslon Old Face (including the 10, 12, 14, 18, 22, and 30pt) on Zerkall mould-made paper, and sewn into a wrapper of heavy, hammered Zerkall.
The trade edition of about 250 copies has 12pp and is available at £6 each. A nineteenth century wood-engraving, found in the stock of a Durham printer, has been printed from the wood. (An ordinary edition of about 50 copies (all sold) also contained an additional line drawing by Wendy Batt of an interior from Durham Cathedral and an additional wrapper of kozo handmade paper, £18 each.
Sheets of the trade edition in a slightly different collation of two gatherings of three sheets each are available for binders for £10 each.