Reverie: poems and nature-prints...

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Reverie: poems and nature-prints...

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...for the re-greening of the world

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Reverie ~ four poems for the re-greening of the world. Two by Emily Dickinson and two by Emily Hancock, illustrated with nature-prints of grasses collected from the meadow here at the Press. Every book has its own unique grass-prints. Designed, hand-set with metal type (typeface is Bembo, roman and italic), and printed on our circa-1915 Ostrander-Seymour iron handpress.

Eight pages, hand-bound in a decorative Japanese "hemp-leaf" side-bound pattern with linen thread. Produced in a limited edition of 65 books.

For more information on the making of this book, please see our posts:

"Printing a Poem on the Handpress" and "Printing With Plants"

The grasses printed, in order of their appearance in the book:

  • fieldgrass
  • Pennsylvania bittercress
  • green foxtail
  • clover and wild onion
  • wild strawberry

Listen to printer and poet Emily Hancock read two poems from Reverie