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robinstephanie
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Posted - 05/28/2012 :  11:31:47 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My boyfriend sent me this link about an artisan book maker who is hand-setting a three-volume set of Pride and Prejudice with archival materials, hand-drawn wood-block engravings, foundry-cast type, and a century-old press.

http://www.indiegogo.com/BowlerPress?contribution_success=true&a=644216

I can't afford a set, but made a small donation to this artistic legacy endeavor. I know there are lots of readers and some big Jane Austin fans here, so I thought I'd share in case someone else found it interesting or might care to contribute. The smallest donation option is $2, which is very cool.

The made-by-hand, whether book-setting and binding or knitting or what have you, is under-appreciated in our current social climate. I find it so worthwhile that artisans are working hard to preserve our heritage.


Robinsteph

Different is good. ~Matthew Hoover

flicka
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Posted - 06/06/2012 :  10:06:13 AM  Show Profile Send flicka a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. What I loved most about the writeup was that the printer needs to buy "a bolt of silk bookcloth". Just the thought that there is such a thing as silk bookcloth makes me happy.

flicka
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