Fine Press Publishers: Advertise in Parenthesis

September 29, 2006

A note from the Fine Press Book Association:

Dear publishers,

The new issue of Parenthesis: Journal of the Fine Press Book Association will be published in January 2007 and the deadline for advertising is fast approaching. For over 800 collectors worldwide, Parenthesis is their primary source of information on new fine press titles, and helps guide their spending on fine press and artist’s books. Parenthesis is the only periodical devoted to fine press books in which advertisers can connect with this broad international
customer base.

If you would like your ad to appear in Parenthesis, please send your payment, a laser proof of your ad, and a computer file in one of the following formats: eps (with all fonts converted to outlines), or press-ready pdf. Adobe InDesign files are also acceptable as long as fonts and graphics are included. Files can be mailed to us on CD, or emailed if they are smaller than three megabytes. Our ftp server will receive large documents: if you wish to use it, please send us an
email and we will respond with detailed instructions. Deadline for receipt of ads is October 15, 2006.

Advertising rates:

Full page [9 9/16 by 7 5/16 inches] — $287 US
Half page vertical [9 9/16 by 3 9/16 inches] — $148 US
Half page horizontal [4 11/16 by 7 5/16 inches] — $148 US
Quarter page [4 11/16 by 3 9/16 inches] — $82 US

Ten percent discount for repeat ads!

How to reach us:

Mike Barnes, Advertising Manager
Fine Press Book Association [FPBA]
596 Westley Avenue
Coquitlam, B.C., Canada V3J 3Y7
Telephone 604 833 0612 Fax 604 931 1678

For more information about the Fine Press Book Association, please visit our website at


David Hodgdon & The Double Escape

September 20, 2006

Recently come to my attention is The Double Escape, a book written and illustrated by David Hodgdon and printed by Michael Russem.  Here are a few details:

The War of 1812 has few action narratives, especially ones produced by non-combatants caught up in an unwelcome conflict at sea. Dr. David Hodgdon, a historian and a descendant of the story’s 19th century author has researched the events at sea off the New Jersey coast in the winter of 1813; official records reproduced in the new book were compiled from maritime archives in the U.S. and in England, these have been added to the local documentary evidence substantiating the capture of the Salem boat Fox,whose master Samuel Hodgdon, left an epistolary record of his coasting voyage to Philadelphia. The letters are part of the Willard Peele Papers now in the Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum. […]

The edition of 60 copies is a letterpressed text on Zerkall paper with Baskerville types from Michael and Winifred Bixler. The text is complemented by 14 line drawings by David Hodgdon depicting life at sea during the closing years of the Napoleonic wars; Oxbow Press has produced 12 offset reproductions of archival documents supporting the short story. Lisa Van Pelt has bound the edition with Hahnemühle Bugra paper over boards and slipcased the 10 x 15” folio edition. Each copy is available for $650 post paid

See the book photos for a detailed look, or contact David Hodgdon.

New from Incline Press

September 4, 2006

Burin, Box & Board: Lennart Forsberg is the latest book from Incline Press. Here are some of the details:

The wood engravings, wood cuts and linocuts of graphic artist Lennart Forsberg are at the centre of Burin, Box and Board. The book contains thirty-nine prints, all printed from the original wood or lino, as well as a photo of the artist taken beside his 1873 hand press. These prints, along with the text, reveal the many aspects of Forsberg’s long working life as an engraver, designer and printmaker. […]

Set in Gill Sans, including the rarely seen alternative letterforms cut in the 1930s to conform to other sans serif designs, the titling and page numbers are printed in a clear aqua and the text in a soft grey in order to privilege the black and white of the wood engravings. The book is about 10 inches square (260 mm), four 16-page sections, 57 pages in all and hand bound in the workshop of Stephen Conway in printed-paper over boards with a cloth spine.

Of an edition of 150, ten are the gift of the artist; one hundred copies are slipcased and include a loose copy of one of the three-colour woodcuts from the book. Sheets of this edition for binders are priced at £100.00; bound copies of the standard edition are £136.00.

Forty specials, each housed in a drop-back box, also include six signed and numbered prints (five multi-coloured and one black and white) printed specially for the edition by Lennart Forsberg in his studio in Sweden. A copy of the 23-page illustrated catalogue published for Forsberg’s 90th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition and a photograph of the artist at his proofing press taken by Thorsten Sjölin in October 2005 are also included in the box. This special edition is priced at £282.00.

For more information on this, or any other Incline Press book, visit their website or contact them directly:

Mail: Incline Press 36 Bow Street Oldham OL1 1SJ
Phone: 0161 627 1966 (from overseas, drop the first 0 and add 011 44 before the 161)