Item #151 Extracts from Friends & Family. Jason DEWINETZ.

Extracts from Friends & Family.

[Vernon, B.C.]: Greenboathouse Press, 2014. Octavo, 22.2 x 13.3 cm. In stiff blue Cave paper wrappers, decorated with the printed image of a tree to the upper cover. pp. 20. A fine copy. Rather than simply (and prosaically) list the types and paper used, we shall quote from the colophon:

“Hand-set in Stern, Jim Rimmer's last original metal typeface—but that's a ridiculous understatement. Some of the type was cast by Jim in 2009, while the bulk was cast anew from the original matrices (kindly loaned by the folks at the C.C. Stern Typefoundry) here at the Greenboathouse Press. But that still doesn't cut it. The type was cast in very short bursts from Jim's rather cantankerous Monotype Super Caster, which moved from Jim's shop here to Vernon after his untimely death in 2010. After much wrestling with the beast, the type was finally cast, each individual sort being hand-finished on a rubbing stone, and at last set into pages with the skilled assistance of Caitlin Voth. Printed on lovely handmade paper from Tim Barrett and his crew at the University of Iowa Center for the Book… “

One of 45 copies signed by the author & printer (in this case, the same person). Item #151

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