Books printed by the Alembic Press

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Nearly all the Alembic Press's books are about, or illustrate, aspects of letterpress printing, type, illustration, or paper and bookbinding. With two exceptions, the books listed here are formed from 8 or more printed pages. To see the lists of books, either click on the full list, or on an appropriate descriptive category of book content. For bibliographic interest, we have listed all the books we have produced, but the descriptions are very brief. Fuller detail is available on request.

Fiction Children's Books Poetry Humour
Printing Type Specimens Papermaking Paper Specimens
Marbling Bibliography Wood Type Bookbinding
History Miscellaneous Alchemy Music
Miniature Books Full chronological list Private commissions

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Chronological List of Publications

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Individual Books

Handscapes

(2016). Text and image integrated to reflect five different aspects of the landscape of the South West of Western Australia. A series of collotypes, etchings, linocuts, leaf prints, metal and wood type, printed by Claire Bolton and Molly Coy on various papers, and published by mollyclaire editions. 156pp. Approx 10¼ x 11½ ins. 12 copies. This book won the City of Busselton Art Award 2016. See some of the pages.

Vandercooks 1978-2007

(2014). A survey of Private Press books over a thirty year span, listing Vandercooks used by the Presses. Set in 10pt Ehrhardt. 4pp. 7 x 5 ins. 130 copies. Printed for It's a Small World 2015 and not for sale separately.

Small Private Press Books 1998-2007

(2013). A further survey of Private Press books over a ten year span, this time just books sized 7 x 5 ins or less. Set in 10pt Ehrhardt. 4pp. 7 x 5 ins. 150 copies. Printed for It's a Small World 2014 and not for sale separately.

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Private Press Books 1998-2007

(2012). A short survey of Private Press books over a ten year span. Set in 10pt Old Style. 8pp. 7 x 5 ins. 150 copies. Printed for It's a Small World 2013 and not for sale separately.

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A Little Drop of Water

(2010). A second birthday book for Natalia (unfortunately she did not get a first birthday book!). Set in 18pt Spectrum. 12pp. 2¾ x 3 ins. 40 copies. Out of print.

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A Sign Specimen

(2009). A type specimen of all the sign and symbol matrices held by the Press. Set in 10pt Modern Extended. 88pp. 30 x 15 cm. 40 copies. UK£20.
Includes Addenda and Corrigenda 4pp (2009) and Addenda and Corrigenda II 6pp (2012).

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Diacritics

(2009). A short description of some diacritics (accents). Set in 11pt Baskerville. 4pp. 7 x 5 ins. 150 copies. Printed for It's a Small World 2010 and not for sale separately.

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Ordering:
to Claire Bolton, Riverside, Wilsham Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 5HP or e-mail alembicpress@googlemail.com
Note that post and packing is extra unless shown otherwise. Also, some books are available in special editions, or in boxed sets, or as loose sheets for binding.

Emma's Alphabet

2008. A first birthday book for Emma. Illustrated with stock blocks. Set in 14pt Gill and Gill Bold. 26pp. 2½ x 2 ins. 30 copies. Out of print.

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Why is Robert Smiling?

2006. A first birthday book for Robert. Illustrated with stock blocks. Set in 18pt Bembo. 16pp. 2¼ x 3 ins. 36 copies. Out of print.

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Eddie's Wheel Book

2005. A first birthday book for Eddie, who likes wheels. Illustrated with stock blocks. Set in 14pt Gill. 12pp. 2¾ x 2½ ins. 40 copies. Out of print.

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Corrugations

2005. A set of two artists' books about corrugated tin structures in Australia, with linocuts by Katie Clemson and an original poem by Anne Bell. Set in 36pt Spectrum Italic. 22pp. 24 x 28 cm and 16pp. 14 x 28 cm. 35 copies. UK£600. See also Further details.

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Paper Cranes

2004. About the bird and its origami image. Illustrated with stock blocks and a watercolour, and complete with origami crane. Set in 10pt Perpetua. 29pp. 2¼" x 2¾". 44 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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The Arab

2004. A celebration of 70 years of the Arab press, reprinting its first appearance in The Printers' Register of 1872. Set in 10pt Caslon's Old Roman. 4pp. 7" x 4¾". 150 copies. Not for sale.

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Madeleine

2004. Maddie's sixth birthday book, accordian folded with nine pull-out tabs that reveal different descriptions of Madeleine. Bound in turquoise cloth, with a ribbon tie. Set in 60pt Mole Foliate and 8pt Gill. 10pp. 1" x 2". 40 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Paper Alphabet

2004. An alphabet of paper uses, with samples. Bound in Japanese paper covers with Japanese binding. Set in 18pt Koch Antiqua and 12pt Koch Cursiv. 34pp. 3" x 2¾". 48 copies. Out of print.

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A Border Supplement

2003. Shows the borders that we have acquired, or found at the back of drawers, since printing A Border Specimen, and in the same format. Set in 12pt Bembo. 16pp. 11¾" x 8¾". 120 copies. UK£25.

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A Petticoat Tale

2003. Maddie's fifth birthday book, about a princess and her petticoats. Two hand coloured line drawings, text set in 10pt Gloucester Bold Italic. 16pp. 2¾" x 2¾". 60 copies. UK£15 (inc p+p). See also Further details.

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Ordering:
to Claire Bolton, Riverside, Wilsham Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 5HP or e-mail alembicpress@googlemail.com
Note that post and packing is extra unless shown otherwise. Also, some books are available in special editions, or in boxed sets, or as loose sheets for binding.

Hyde Farm Fragments

2003. A text timeline of historic fragments plus modern obsevations, together with line drawings and experimental direct Polaroid images. Text set in various sizes of Bembo. 32pp. 180 x 280 cm. 14 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Screw Story

2003. A miniature book about a small collection of matrices of screw shapes, etc., that originated with Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds. Text set in 8pt Gill Sans. 60pp. 27/8" x 1¾". 60 copies. UK£48 (inc p+p). Out of Print but see also Further details.

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The Tyger

2003. Poem by William Blake printed on assorted Nepali papers, and sewn into printed Nepali paper cover. Text in 16pt Spectrum. 16pp. 4¾" x 6". 34 copies. Out of print.

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Note that post and packing is extra unless shown otherwise. Also, some books are available in special editions, or in boxed sets, or as loose sheets for binding.

24-line Antique Bold

2003. The latest wood type specimen, printed in two colours. Japanese binding with paper covers. 20ff. Approx 4" x 10". 40 copies. UK£20. See also Further details.

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Settings of Six Point Type

2002. A miniature 32 page specimen of 6pt borders and 6pt type settings. Text set in 6pt Old Style, Plantin, Baskerville, Imprint, Gill, Greek, Grotesque, Modern, Spartan, Times, Univers. 32pp. 2¾" x 2". 50 copies. UK£20 (inc p+p).

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Note that post and packing is extra unless shown otherwise. Also, some books are available in special editions, or in boxed sets, or as loose sheets for binding.

M

2002. Maddie's fourth birthday book, accordian folded in the shape of an M. Bound in black flock boards in a gold paper case. Text set in 18pt Caslon Ronde and assorted M from various founts. 10pp. 3" x 3". 50 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper

2002. An in-depth study of traditional paste papers by Susanne Krause. 30 samples. Dual German and English text set in 11pt Garamond. 60pp. Approx 8¾" x 9¼". 120 copies. Out of print.

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16 line Two Colour Shaded Sans

2002. Full upper case fount, two colour printing to give a three colour result, with a fourth colour of the white background. Accordion fold. 10pp. Approx 3" x 4". 36 copies. Out of print. See also Further details

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Dig

2002. A miniature flag book inspired by a recent archaeological excavation. Accordian folded spine, with 24 flags in different paper colours and type faces plus a 4 page sewn section of explanatory text set in 8pt Gill. Approx 2¾" x 2¾". 100 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Winter Garden

2001. The fourth and last of the seasonal miniature books, illustrated with hand coloured etchings by Muriel Mallows. Set in 9 on 10pt Old Style. 36pp. 27/8 x 27/8 ins. 100 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Fancy Papers

2001. 34 samples of the 1950s Sanderson range and their current replacement, together with a brief history of decorated papers. Set in 11 on 12pt Ehrhardt. 32 sheets sewn into boards. 6 x 9 ins. 95 copies. UK£60.

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8 line Atlas Text

2001. A full upper and lower case fount of this Day & Collins wood letter dating from 1899. Printed in two colours. Slotted double accordion fold. 28pp. 2.9 x 2.9 ins. 40 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Tiny Ten

2001. Our granddaughter's 3rd birthday book, as a sequel to A Little Alphabet and A Small Piece of Action. A single section counting book illustrated with printers' stock blocks and dingbats to a count of 10. 16pp. 3 x 2 ins. 120 copies. UK£5 (inc p+p). See also Further details

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14 line Tuscan

2001. A full capital fount specimen of this ornate Tuscan Condensed wood letter. Printed in two colours. Slotted double accordion fold. 18pp. 3 x 3 ins. 40 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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3 line Antique (Extremely) Expanded

2001. A specimen of the full fount of this Antique Expanded wood letter face, printed with marginal notes in a second colour. Accordion fold. 12pp. 2 x 6 ins. 40 copies. Out of printbut see also Further details. .

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40 line Poynder

2001. Specimen of the full Delittle fount, printed in two merging shades of purple. Accordian fold. Set in 40 line Poynder. 18pp. 9 x 10 ins. 30 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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An Autumn Garden

2000. The third of the seasonal miniature books illustrated and hand coloured by Muriel Mallows, with the book as a Jacob's Ladder of leaves in the fall. Set in 9 on 10pt Old Style. 16pp. 27/8 x 27/8 ins. 100 copies. Out of print but see also Further details. .

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A Border Specimen

2000. A specimen book of the Monotype border matrices held and cast by the Alembic Press. Set in 12 on 14pt Bembo. 108pp. 11 x 8 ins. 100 copies. UK£144. (Also available in sheets UK£110.) See also Further details

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A Small Piece of Action

2000. A miniature book of action rhymes. Set in 10pt Caslon Old Style, illustrated with stock blocks. 18pp. 3 x 2 ins. 120 copies. Out of print but see also Further details

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A Tale of Two Benches

2000. About the connection between artist Robert Gibbings and woodworker Bill Pointer, with a wood engraving by Robert Gibbings of his own bench, and by Simon Brett of Bill Pointer's bench. Set in 14pt Perpetua. 24pp. 9 x 6½ ins. 120 copies. UK£30.

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Ordering:
to Claire Bolton, Riverside, Wilsham Road, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 5HP or e-mail alembicpress@googlemail.com
Note that post and packing is extra unless shown otherwise. Also, some books are available in special editions, or in boxed sets, or as loose sheets for binding.

A Summer Garden

2000. The second of the seasonal miniature books illustrated and hand coloured by Muriel Mallows, with the book accordion folded in four directions to follow the garden path to its centre. Set in 9 on 10pt Old Style. 16pp. 27/8 x 27/8 ins. 100 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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The Alembic Press

1999. A brief history of the Press, as its contribution to the Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium Project. 12pp. 7 x 6 ins. 100 copies. Not for sale separately.

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Birds from the Wood

1999. A limited edition calendar for the year 2000, with bird illustrations derived from wood letter type. 13pp. 19½ x 12½ ins. 65 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Little Alphabet

1999. Miniature alphabet book illustrated with appropriate stock blocks, dingbats, etc. Text set in 4 line Sans Bold and 48pt Sans. Single section sewn into paper wrappers. 32pp. 3 x 2 ins. 120 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Spring Garden

1999. First of a set of 4 miniature books celebrating the seasons of a garden. Illustrated with hand-coloured drawings by Muriel Mallows. Ingenious folded five section construction. Set in 9/10pt Old Style. 20pp 2.9 x 2.9 ins. 100 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Toast

1999. A recipe book for a Golden Wedding. Recipes from, and illustrations by, members of the families of the descendants. Set in 11pt Old Style. 24pp. 15 x 21 cms. 50 copies. Not for sale.

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The Early Years of Griffen Mill 1986 - 1998

1999. The history of this paper mill with its unique reputation for the production of specialist papers. Text by Chris Laver-Gibbs, set in 12 on 14pt Garamond. 12 paper samples. 44pp. 6 x 10 ins. 120 copies Out of print but see also Further details. .

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Miniature Pastepapers

1998. Miniature book describing and displaying the range of Claire Maziarczyk's pastepapers especially developed for miniature books. Text set in 9 on 10pt Old Style. Accordion fold. 36pp. 3 x 2.75 ins. 140 copies Out of print but see also Further details.

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A Granjon Arabesque

1998. Miniature book exploring Monotype Arabesque units 310-315. Text set in 9 on 10pt Old Style. Concertina sections. 72pp. 2.75 x 2.5 ins. 140 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Oxford Doors

1997. An exploration of Oxford's doors, using linocuts, etchings and line drawings plus an innovative two-spine coptic binding. Text by Claire Lawson-Hall, illustration by Muriel Mallows. Set in Plantin. 52pp. 14.5 x 10.5 ins. 40 copies. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Abracadabra

1997. Construction poem. 71 cards. Set in 8 line Sans No.54 & 56. 1.7 x 1.3 ins. Out of print

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From Seed to Sheet

1997. Triangular miniature book describing the different stages of flax, from seed to sheet. Ilus. Set in Craw Clarendon. Accordion fold. 2.75 x 2.75 ins. Out of print

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The Pattern Poems of George Herbert

1997. Twenty one of Herbert's visual and aural patterns, introduced and edited by Nick Page. Set in Grotesque. 60pp. 12.5 x 8.5 ins. Out of print but see also Further details.

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Swallow Summer

1997. The swallows that visited the Alembic Press in 1996. Illus. Set in Imprint. 8pp. 7.5 x 4.75 ins. (Subscribers only)

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Flax Papers

1996. John Gerard on making paper from flax. 12 tipped-in samples, plus text, end, and cover papers all made from flax. Set in Plantin. 36pp. 9 x 5.25 ins. Out of print

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Six 6-line Wood Type Alphabets

1996 to 1997. Set of six Alphabet books, each showing a different wood type fount. Each 32pp. 2 x 2.75ins. Out of print but see also Further details. .
1: Old Style Italic - an ABC of type designers
2: Playbill - an ABC of typefaces
3: Round Serif - an ABC of typefounders
4: Sans Condensed - an ABC of typographic terms
5: Winchester Condensed - an ABC of typefounding terms
6: Sans Bold Italic - an ABC of parts of the press.

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Caxton's Indulgence of 1476

1995. Facsimile of Caxton's first dated item of printing in England. Set in Caslon and Caxton Black. 10ff. 10.75 x 13.5 ins. Out of print.

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Te Deum Laudamus

1995. Gregorian plainsong setting of the Te Deum, from the Sarum Psalter. Illus. Set in Kennerley and Music. 28pp. 2.5 x 3 ins. Out of print but see also Further details. .

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A Little Black Book

1995. Type specimens of black letter faces. Coptic binding. 64pp. 3 x 2.5 ins. Out of print.

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To Marble the Edges of Books or Paper

1994. An extract from Artist's Vade Mecum of 1819. Set in Caslon. 4pp. 7.25 x 4.75 ins. Out of print.

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Ally

1994. Short story for children, by Rebecca Bolton. Mouth shaped. Illus. Set in Spectrum. 48pp. 1.5 x 2.75 ins. Out of print

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Frying the Flag

1994. Short story by Lawrence Durrell. Illus. Set in Bodoni. 16pp. 8 x 5.75 ins. Out of print

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Specimens of Wood Type

1993. Full fount specimens of wood type held at the Press. Illus. 50ff. 19.5 x 13.75 ins. Out of print but see also Further details. .

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A Foible of Follies

1992. Being an excuse to use assorted obscure printing blocks. Illus. Set in Modern Italic. 48pp. 2 x 1.5 ins. Out of print.

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Lazy Bakes

1992. Third edition. Cooking recipes for baking, for those with little time. Illus. Set in Kennerley. 20pp. 4 x 5 ins. Out of print.

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Awa Gami

1992. Japanese handmade papers from the Fuji Mills, Tokushima. History and samples. Illus. Set in Spectrum. 60pp. 9.5 x 6 ins. Out of print.

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Compton Marbling Portfolio of Patterns

1992. Compton Marbling custom patterns, with descriptive texts. Looseleaf. Illus. Set in Kennerley. 19ff. 10.5 x 7.5 ins. Out of print.

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A Small Farm of Fauna

1992. Printed from assorted blocks of birds, bees, etc. Illus. Set in Modern Italic. 48pp. 2 x 1.5 ins. Out of print.

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Some Cats Help

1991. How some cats can be more helpful than others. Illus. Set in Gill. 36pp. 2.75 x 2.38 ins. Out of print.

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A Winchester Bookshop and Bindery

1991. A short history of Wells bookshop and attached bindery since the early 18th century. Illus. Set in Caslon. 80pp. 10 x 6.5 ins. UK£68.

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The Alembic Press Guide

1991. Third edition. Gazeteer of sundry museums, shops, dealers, papermakers, etc. of interest to printers. Illus. Set in Bembo. 86pp. 7 x 5 ins. Out of print.

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Beer will Help your Shake

1990. Text by Peter Thomas of an interview with Harry Glanville of Wookey Hole Mill. Illus. Set in Caslon. 32pp. 7 x 6.5 ins. Out of print.

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The Printer's Cat

1990. Verses about, and pawprints by, a printer's cat. Illus. Set in Bembo. 16pp. 5.5 x 3 ins. Out of print.

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Wytham Stream

1993. Etchings by Muriel Mallows, with accompanying text. Accordian fold. Illus. Set in Craw Clarendon. 20pp. 2.88 x 2.5 ins. Out of print.

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A Small Garden of Flora

1991. Printed from assorted typographic flowers and blocks. Illus. Set in Modern Italic. 48pp. 2 x 1.5 ins. Out of print.

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Maziarczyk Paste Papers

1991. 19 samples of Claire Maziarczyk's paste papers, with descriptive text and recipes. Set in Spectrum. 54pp. 10 x 7 ins. Out of print.

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Delittle, the First Years in a Century of Wood Letter Manufacture

Describes the first eight years, from 1888, of the last English wood letter manufacturer, with extracts from the Day Book. Illus with type specimens. Set in Caslon. 64pp. 10 x 7.5 ins. Out of print. But see also Further details

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Listings by category

Alchemy and Magic

Abracadabra (1997)
The Words of the Secret Things of Hermes Trismegistus (1978)

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Bibliography

A Winchester Bookshop and Bindery (1991)
Private Press Productivity 1978-87 (1990)
Dear David, Dear Graham (1989)
Alembic Press Bibliography 1978-88 (1989)
Private Press Productivity 1980 (1988)
Private Press Productivity 1978-79 (1987)

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Bookbinding

Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper (2002)
How to Marble (1995)
A Winchester Bookshop and Bindery (1991)

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Children's Books

A Little Drop of Water (2010)
Emma's Alphabet (2008)
Why is Robert Smiling? (2006)
Eddie's Wheel Book (2005)
Madeleine (2004)
A Petticoat Tale (2003)
M (2002)
A Tiny Ten (2001)
A Small Piece of Action (2000)
A Little Alphabet (1999)
Ally (1994)
The Last Tale (1989)
A Green Tale (1988)
A Very Light Tale (1987)
A Very Tiny Tale (1986)
A Monstrous Tale (1985)
A Very Long Tale (1984)
A Tale of Gold (1983)
A Tale of Old Rose (1981)
A Tale of Silver (1980)
A Tale of Two Princesses (2nd ed 1979)
A Tale of Two Dragons (1979)
A Tale of Two Witches (1979)
Also the above 'Tales' issued in a boxed set of 12
A Tale of Two Bandits (1978)
A Tale of Two Princesses (1978)

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Fiction

Frying the Flag (1994)
The Gentle Art of Persuasion (1987)
and also see Children's Fiction, Humour, Poetry

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History

Vandercooks 1978-2007 (2014) (printed for It's a Small World 2015)
Small Private Press Books 1998-2007 (2013) (printed for It's a Small World 2014)
Private Press Books 1998-2007 (2012) (printed for It's a Small World 2013)
The Arab (2004)
Hyde Farm Fragments (2003)
Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper (2002)
Fancy Papers (2001)
A Tale of Two Benches (2000)
The Alembic Press (1999) printed for Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium Project
Griffen Mill (1999)
Caxton's Indulgence of 1476 (1995)
How to Marble (1994)
A Winchester Bookshop and Bindery (1991)
Beer will help your Shake (1990)
Dear David, Dear Graham (1989)
Delittle, the First Years (1988)
Up Mill (1984)
A Visit to San Lazzaro (1982)
Delittle - an English Wood Letter Manufacturer (1981)

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Humour

Frying the Flag (1994)
Some Cats Help (1991)
The Printers Cat (1990)

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Marbling (and Pasting)

Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper (2002)
Miniature Pastepapers (1998)
How to Marble (1994)
Compton Marbling Portfolio of Patterns (1992)
Maziarczyk Paste Papers (1991)
Payhembury Marbled Papers (1987)
The Compton Marbling Pattern Book (1986)

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Miniature Books

A Little Drop of Water (2010)
Emma's Alphabet (2008)
Why is Robert Smiling? (2006)
Eddie's Wheel Book (2005)
Paper Cranes (2004)
Madeleine (2004)
A Paper Alphabet (2004)
A Petticoat Tale (2003)
A Screw Story (2003)
Settings of Six Point Type (2002)
M (2002)
Dig (2002)
A Winter Garden (2001)
8 line Atlas Text (2001)
A Tiny Ten (2001)
An Autumn Garden (2000)
A Small Piece of Action (2000)
A Summer Garden (2000)
A Little Alphabet (1999)
A Spring Garden (1999)
Miniature Pastepapers (1998)
A Granjon Arabesque (1998)
6x6 Wood Type No.6 (1997)
6x6 Wood Type No.5 (1997)
Abracadabra (1997)
From Seed to Sheet (1997)
6x6 Wood Type No.4 (1996)
6x6 Wood Type No.3 (1996)
6x6 Wood Type No.2 (1995)
Te Deum Laudamus (1995)
6x6 Wood Type No.1 (1995)
A Little Black Book (1995)
Ally (1994)
Wytham Stream (1993)
A Foible of Follies (1992)
Also issued in a boxed set, with Fauna, Flora, Fists
A Small Farm of Fauna (1992)
Some Cats Help (1991)
A Small Garden of Flora (1991)
A Small Collection of Fists (1990)
The Last Tale (1989)
A Green Tale (1988)
A Very Light Tale (1987)
A Very Tiny Tale (1986)
A Monstrous Tale (1985)
A Very Long Tale (1984)
A Tale of Gold (1983)
A Tale of Old Rose (1981)
A Tale of Silver (1980)
A Tale of Two Princesses (2nd ed 1979)
A Tale of Two Dragons (1979)
A Tale of Two Witches (1979)
Also the above 12 'Tales' issued in a boxed set
A Tale of Two Princesses (1978)

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Some small images of our current miniature books
Link to Miniature Book Society pages


Miscellaneous

Handscapes (2016)
Corrugations (2005)
Paper Cranes (2004)
A Paper Alphabet (2004)
A Screw Story (2003)
Dig (2002)
A Winter Garden (2001)
An Autumn Garden (2000)
A Summer Garden (2000)
Birds from the Wood (1999)
A Spring Garden (1999)
Toast (1999)
Oxford Doors (1997)
Swallow Summer (1997)
Lazy Bakes (3rd ed 1992)
The Alembic Press Guide (3rd ed 1991)
Alembic Press Bibliography 1978-88 (1989)
Lazy Bakes (2nd ed 1986)
The Alembic Press Guide (2nd ed 1985)
The Alembic Press Guide (1983)
Lazy Bakes (1980)

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Music

Te Deum Laudamus (1995)

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Papermaking

Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper (2002)
Fancy Papers (2001)
Griffen Mill (1999)
From Seed to Sheet (1997)
Flax Papers (1996)
How to Marble (1994)
Awa Gami (1992)
Maziarczyk Paste Papers (1991)
Beer will help your Shake (1990)
Isis Papyrus (1990)
Plant Papers' Paper Plants (1989)
Handmade Papers of India (1987)
Handmade Papers of the Himalayas (1986)
Up Mill (1984)
Papermaking in Nepal (1984)

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Poetry and Verse

The Tyger (2003)
A Small Piece of Action (2000)
Abracadabra (1997)
The Pattern Poems of George Herbert (1997)
Holy Sonnets (1986)
A Round Robin (1983)
Winchester Folios (1982)
Thackeray's Alphabet (1980)
The First Light (1979)

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Printing

Vandercooks 1978-2007 (2014) (printed for It's a Small World 2015)
Small Private Press Books 1998-2007 (2013) (printed for It's a Small World 2014)
Private Press Books 1998-2007 (2012) (printed for It's a Small World 2013)
Diacritics (2009) (printed for It's a Small World 2010)
The Arab (2004)
Caxton's Indulgence of 1476 (1995)
Private Press Printing Presses 1978-87 (1994)
The Alembic Press Guide (3rd ed 1991)
Private Press Productivity 1978-87 (1990)
Printing in Oxford and Leiden (1990)
Private Press Productivity 1980 (1988)
Private Press Productivity 1978-79 (1987)
The Alembic Press Guide (2nd ed 1985)
The Alembic Press Guide (1983)
A Visit to San Lazzaro (1982)

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Private commissions

A Private Collection (2003) printed for Nathaniel Micklem
New Poems (2003) printed for Patrick Bridgwater
Sister Margaret Tournour (2000) printed for Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium Project
Ron Moss (2000) printed for Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium Project
A Tale of Two Benches (2000) Joint edition printed for the Marcham Society
Paul Morgan (1999) printed for Oxford Guild of Printers Millennium Project
Trees of Denman (1997) printed for Denman College
The Ayris Family Receipt Book 1845 (1997) printed for the Marcham Society
A Room with Books (1996) printed for Mike Read
Washi Tour, Japan (1996) printed for Maureen Richardson
Memorial Book (1995) printed for Reuters
A Visit to Teddy Bears (1994) printed for Ian Pout
November Sun (1993) printed for Roy Lewis' 80th Festschrift
How Christmas Came (1991) printed for Benjamin Holme
Poems for Paul Klee (1990) printed for John Smith
Sentences and Slogans (1989) printed for J.R.H.Thomas
Izaak Walton Commemorative Day printed for Tony Pawson
A Countryman's Verse (1981) printed for Roy Beddington
Walhampton School Prospectus (1979) printed for Walhampton to commemorate E.B.Gordon

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Paper Specimens

Kleisterpapier/Paste Paper (2002)
Fancy Papers (2001)
Griffen Mill (1999)
Miniature Pastepapers (1998)
Flax Papers (1996)
Awa Gami (1992)
Compton Marbling Portfolio of Patterns (1992)
Maziarczyk Paste Papers (1991)
Plant Papers' Paper Plants (1989)
Payhembury Marbled Papers (1987)
Handmade Papers of India (1987)
Handmade Papers of the Himalayas (1986)
The Compton Marbling Pattern Book (1986)

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Type Specimens

A Sign Specimen (2009)
Diacritics (2009) (printed for It's a Small World 2010)
A Border Supplement (2003)
24 line Antique Bold (2003)
16 line Two Colour Shaded Sans (2002)
8 line Atlas Text (2001)
14 line Tuscan (2001)
3 line Antique (Extremely) Expanded (2001)
40 line Poynder (2001)
A Border Specimen (2000)
A Little Alphabet (1999)
A Granjon Arabesque (1998)
Een Molen (1998) printed for De Grote Nederlandse Letterproef
Abracadabra (1997)
6x6 Wood Type No.6 (1997)
6x6 Wood Type No.5 (1997)
6x6 Wood Type No.4 (1996)
6x6 Wood Type No.3 (1996)
Caxton's Indulgence of 1476 (1995)
6x6 Wood Type No.2 (1995)
6x6 Wood Type No.1 (1995
A Little Black Book (1995)
Specimens of Wood Type (1993)
A 40 line Wood Letter Alphabet (1986)
Alembic Press Metal Types (1982)
Type Specimen Three (1982)
Thackeray's Alphabet (1980)
Additional Types (1979)
Type Specimen Book (1978)
see also the children's fiction series of 'Tales', each being in a different type face

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Wood Type

24 line Antique Bold (2003)
16 line Two Colour Shaded Sans (2002)
8 line Atlas Text (2001)
14 line Tuscan (2001)
3 line Antique (Extremely) Expanded (2001)
40 line Poynder (2001)
Birds from the Wood (1999)
A Little Alphabet (1999)
Abracadabra (1997)
6x6 Wood Type (1995-7)
Specimens of Wood Type (1993)
Delittle, the First Years (1988)
A 40 line Wood Letter Alphabet (1986)
Delittle - an English Wood Letter Manufacturer (1981)
Thackeray's Alphabet (1980)

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Written by David Bolton and last updated 3 October 2016