Oxford Guild of Printers

New books 2016

30 October 2016

A Play (or Opera) founded on the ‘Song of Solomon’ Forrest Reid

The Reading Room Press – Miles Wigfield

10 years in the planning and two years in the printing, this book is now available. An edition of 100 copies set in the same Koch=Kursiv type bought by the Curwen Press in 1926 and rescued by Ian Mortimer on its closure in 1983 and printed in three colours on Zerkall paper. There are six wood engravings printed form the block by Jane Lydbury. The introduction is by Professor Colin Cruise, amongst the foremost of Reid scholars. The edition is bound by Ludlow Bookbinders using a patterned-paper of a wood engraving by Olive Openshaw from a plate prepared by Paul Kershaw.

24 pages - 8” x 12”

Price £80 + postage

29 October 2016

Cricket on the Beach Miles Wigfield

The Reading Room Press – Miles Wigfield

A six-page booklet printed on Zerkall and set in Palatino with Prisma for display; sewn into Bugra Butten covers with a wood engraving by David Dobson tipped in. 60 copies. “Conceived with affection in anticipation of the celebrations for” an 80th birthday, it is a printer’s (and cricketer’s) conceit. A customer has already presented a copy to the M.C.C. Library at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

£15 plus postage