THE OLD SCHOOL PRESS

We very occasionally prepare a small booklet for a text that appeals, often on a bookish theme.

P&P is extra at cost - typically 3 to a UK address.

To order copies please visit our online shop.

 

Some van Krimpen Types. Showings of five typefaces that Jan van Krimpen designed or had a hand in designing. 18pp, hand-set in various sizes of Open Kapitalen, Van Dijck, Cancelleresca Bastarda, Lutetia, and Romulus and printed on a Zerkall paper, long landscape, the sheets folded on the fore-edge and sewn with ribbon in three formats as below. Sixty copies - just three left. 20



Cold Comfort Library. An extract about working conditions at the Bodleian Library in Oxford from a book of 1888. 8pp, hand-set in 14pt Fournier and printed on an antique laid paper, probably French, part of the stock I rescued from St Hugh's Charterhouse monastery print-shop some years ago. Forty copies have Fabriano wrappers and sixty have Canson wrappers. 10

 

Acting Abroad, Lady Laura Troubridge. Tips on etiquette when abroad. Hand-set in 14pt Stephenson Blake Caslon Old Face and Thorne Shaded and printed on a Magnani laid, forty-five wrapped in a rose Hahnemuehle Bugra Buetten and forty-five in a mustard Glastonbury Antique Laid. 5.

 

On Durham. The last poem in Old English, translated and introduced by David Crane. Hand-set in six sizes of Stephenson Blake Caslon Old Face on a Zerkall paper, and sewn into a wrapper of a heavy, hammered Zerkall. 6. You can read a little more here.


Towards an Empire of Science, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. At his most pompous and verbose. 4pp. Hand-set in 14pt Stephenson Blake Caslon Old Face and printed on and wrapped in Zerkall papers. 4.


The following items are all sold

The highs and lows of gardening. A short quote from Epicurus and a long one from the first book on gardening in English, in particular the chapter on dung. 13pp, hand-set in various sizes of Van Dijck and Harlequin and printed on a Somerset paper, sewn into a wrap of Larroque hand-made. 100 copies printed. 10. ALL SOLD.


 


Colour in the Home, William Morris. 8pp. Hand-set in 14pt Fournier and printed on a Magnani laid paper, sewn into a cover of blue Canson. ALL SOLD.

 

 


Blue & Grey, Lafcadio Hearne. 9pp. Hand-set in 14pt Octavian and printed on a Japanese hand-made kozo paper, sewn into a cover of one of five hand-blocked Japanese pattern papers. ALL SOLD.

 



De Tranquillitate Animi
, Seneca. The conceit of the private library. Hand-set in Hunt Roman with Trump Gravur, printed on pale blue Gilcrest Laid and wrapped in Fabriano Ingres. 5. ALL SOLD.

 
 

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