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Books recently published:

Into the lagoon
The Venetian lagoon and its islands with images by Leslie Gerry
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Making paper at Abbey Mills
From esparto grass to sheets.
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read about 'Volume II: Type'

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Art, architecture, poetry

At nightfall on the shortest day
An evocative text by Peter Davidson with a wood-engraving by Paul Kershaw.
Into the lagoon
The Venetian lagoon in 1914 with images by Leslie Gerry
The Lost Colours of the Cyclades
White everywhere? Not always!
Palladio's Homes
The villas of Andrea Palladio and what others have said about them
Stockholm Reflections
The vibrant Stockholm waterfront as seen by artist Leslie Gerry
Alchemy of the Planets
Images and poems inspired by space missions
An Italian Dream
Dickens dreams of Venice
Figures in a Setting
A collection of six poems by James Kirkup, line drawings by John Watts
Chesil Beach
A poem by David Burnett, wood-engraving by Christopher Wormell
Lowlands Away
An oratorio by Adrian Henri, pastel images by Adrian Henri
Jump of the Manta Ray
Poetry by Carmen Boullosa, photographs by Philip Hughes
A Long Story
Work by Poet Laureate emeritus Andrew Motion, wood-engravings by Simon Brett
TankAlphabet
An alphabet book with tanka by James Kirkup
tokonoma
Twenty haiku & tanka by James Kirkup, wood-cuts by Naoko Matsubara
Tonge's Travels
The Med by cargo steamer in 1857
   

Printing and papermaking history

read about 'Printing at the University Press, Oxford' Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660-1780, volume I: Premises, people, paper
The first volume of a major new study
read about 'Printing at the University Press, Oxford' Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660-1780, volume II: Type
The second volume of a major new study
read about 'Printing at the University Press, Oxford' Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660-1780, volume III: Process
The third volume of a major new study
read about 'Zapf and Stauffacher' Zapf and Stauffacher
A typographic collaboration
Read about 'The Daniel Press in Frome' The Daniel Press in Frome
An account of the early days of the Daniel Press
read about 'Printing at the Daniel Press' Printing at the Daniel Press
New light on Henry Daniel's printing practices
read about 'Making paper at Abbey Mills' Making paper at Abbey Mills
An account of the process used at Abbey Mills in Wales in the 1920s
read about 'Paper making by hand in 1953' Paper making by hand in 1953
An account of the process used at Hayle Mill by Barcham Green
The last papermakers of Fukushima
Papers and photographs from a vanished time in Japanese papermaking
   


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