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Sylvae: fifty specimens printed directly from the wood with historical anecdotes and observations
Midnight Paper Sales, n.d., [Stockholm] 2008 - Edition limited to 120 numbered copies (this copy no. 7), small folio (30.2 cm), numbered and signed by Ben Verhoeven and Gaylord Schanilec on the colophon, 50 wood specimens printed by Schanilec, 24 of them folding, and 1 double-page and folding, showing 25 end grain specimens, and a corresponding 25 long grain specimens, folding map, plus a large folding wood engraving; errata slip tipped in after the colophon; the text was cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler in Monotype Bembo, and printed on Zerkall 8888; original white pigskin-backed boards by Craig Jensen and Gary McLerran, woodwork by Dick Sorenson, blue linen slipcase. Laid in, as issued, is printed slip announcing this as the "Winner of the Gregynog Prize at the 2007 Oxford Book Fair." Also laid in is a printed invitation by Phil Gallo to the Ampersand Club's Annual Dinner Meeting where Sylvae was first launched; also laid in is Sylvarum Excerptum, a bifolium into which is tipped one sheet showing the progressive proofs from the specimen prunus americana, originally done for the December 2007 edition of Matrix. This limited edition is an entirely different setting of type than that of the special edition (of 26 lettered copies), and is, according to the printer, "a far better book." The 25 specimens, as well as the wood for the binding were all cut on Schanilec's farm in Stockholm, Wisconsin where they were also milled. The book was the winner of the Gregynog Prize in 2007. Quarter to Midnight A.261.b, and A.262; also see Quarter to Midnight A.259. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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