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Lightweight the limp-vellum

Sculpted page by page, this book embodies a beam. Its content speaks of ways to cope with a world in which the elements of balance that matters most are intangible. 3-part construction Limp Vellum binding on dyed goat parchment, custom-fitted box, tipped-in RC photographs, letterpress printed. 7 7/8 x 7 7/8″. By means of hot-stamping, each book will have its colophon personalized in order to bear the institution/individual name (in addition to the edition number.) Edition of 21, to be bound upon request. Price is $2100.


random reports 1, 2 and 3
Random Reports 1, 2 and 3

Random Reports is a series of poems by Barbara Henry derived from vocabulary lists chosen by chance and choice from the first section of The New York Times. Letterpress printed by the author.

3 sets of Random Reports 1, 2, and 3 were collated and bound as flat-back books with hand-dyed alum goatskin and low-relief woodcarving printed as graffiti rubbings.  6 x 10″. Binding concluded in 2015 (books printed in 2006, 2007 and 2008.) The price (slipcase included) is $850.


getting into it
Bare Abyss (sold)

A short story in text messages, this book embodies an instance of the human capacity to seek company and the inability to endure it. The pages were heavily treated with various techniques to materialize touch, while the text tells of desire to touch.

Wood covers and eastern papers, printed from hand-set type. 10×8,5″. 2007. Edition of 2 with one AP. Price is $1250.


linearity at random. photographs and stencils, parallelisms from the street on archer paper. soft cover, edition of 101.

An attempt to make narrative out of an urban ever-flowing river of randomness. Arches paper, wire. Letterpress printed combined with stencils and tipped-in RC photographs. 8×8”. Edition of 101. 2009. Price: $350


blindness in binding: sewn-boards allowed a hole for light across the book depth. all letterpress.
Milton a Poem

Blindness in binding: sewn-boards allowed a hole for light across the book depth. 4×51/2″, 2009. Letterpress printed, edition of 23. Price is $350.


Five Poems

 Five Poems by Mary Ruefle, designed as a 5-sided book on the occasion of The Center for Book Arts 2016 chapbook competition, to which the author was a judge. Letterpress printed from hand-set type and collographs. Sewn-boards binding. 6x6x6″, edition of 100. Price is $250.