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Robinson Jeffers’s treasure trove discovered!.

This past week I uncovered some rare Robinson Jeffers letterpress-printed broadsides.  There are only a few of these beauties remaining.  In the coming days I will be listing each of them in my blog posts. These broadsides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and when they are gone, as the saying goes, they are GONE. […]

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Centenary celebration of Linotype machine

Rare Linotype broadsides discovered

I have discovered a pair of rare broadsides celebrating the eighth-wonder-of-the-world, the Linotype.  These were designed, typeset and printed by Marlan Beilke, otherwise known as Linomarl.  Marlan printed these broadsides during the years he operated his print shop/museum in Amador City, California.  He later moved to Wisconsin.  When he closed his California hot metal heaven […]

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The lurking danger of the internet

Several months ago I published a pamphlet titled St. Gutenberg Pray For Us which warned of the dangers inherent in electronic communication.  The other day I came across a column by Paul Rosenberg which voices many of the concerns I have.  Perhaps it will give you something to think about, as it has done for me. […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus pamphlet

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus, a beautiful letterpress booklet; reprint of famous newspaper lett The ring of the cash register destroying much As we slide into winter, we are bombarded by a frenzy of “Black Friday” events designed to separate us from our wallets.  This avalanche of advertising is symptomatic of a dry rot […]

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New letterpress book project– tribute to my brother

This past week the work I have been doing for months to get a memorial tribute finished to my brother, who died about three years ago, is finally beginning to take physical form.  After a couple years of pulling together stories about Terry from relatives and friends of his, I compiled these into a manuscript […]

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Photo of cover of Possible Grace letterpress-printed book

A woman’s search to publish her poetry book

A commissioned work by Elva Cowdery Her bucket list book When Elva Cowdery contacted me a few years back, she had a bucket list of projects to complete, one of which was to publish a poetry book she had written.  As with many projects on our bucket lists, her book rested there for sometime until […]

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Letterpress books–because real books matter

Rediscovering genuine letterpress There has been a quiet renaissance in letterpress printing—a renaissance that has been particularly vibrant in the United States and across Europe. And while letterpress printing remains a niche part of the full printing industry, the appeal of letterpress has driven the price of old printing presses to unrecognized heights.  Jon Vost […]

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Joseph Ishill remembered

Joseph Ishill broadside available

A printing legend Joseph Ishill, one man alone in his home shop working nights and weekends with his beloved press, turned out some of the finest books published in America. His books [and his pamphlets and other ephemera] are rare because he printed only a few of each and, for the most part gave them […]

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