Coincidental Pleasures

January 13, 2008

The Warwick Press has recently published Coincidental Pleasures: Printing & Farming, an essay by Bob Baris that was originally published in Matrix 24. Coincidental Pleasures consists of Bob’s reflections on his life as a printer and as a farmer and is a great read. The details:

Seventy-five copies of Bob Baris’s book were designed, illustrated, letterpress printed and hand bound by Carol J. Blinn. The text paper is Zerkall Book and the typefaces are Adobe Jenson Pro with Zapfino for display. Fifty copies are bound using Carol’s decorative paste papers; twenty-five copies are bound using dyed limp sheep vellum in a variety of beautiful, earth colored tones.

75 copies; 6 by 8 ½ inches high; 32 pages;
8 hand colored line drawings; signed by Bob and Carol

$ 375.00 paste paper binding
$ 575.00 sheep vellum binding

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Airs and Angels: Poems by Peter Fallon

July 14, 2007

The latest production from Press on Scroll Road is Airs and Angels: Poems by Peter Fallon, with a forward by Wendell Berry and hand-colored illustrations by Carol J. Blinn.

This collection of new poems was printed from handset Cloister Lightface type on Zerkall paper in an old iron handpress. Title page lettering by Jerry Kelly. Bound by Priscilla Spitler in quarter-cloth, the boards covered with paper marbled by Pam Smith. Design, composition and presswork by Bob Baris. 12.25 x 7.25 inches, 37 pages, in an edition of sixty copies. $250.00. Please send orders, adding $5.00 post, to: Press on Scroll Road, 2210 Scroll Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615.


Pleasure from Press on Scroll Road

May 18, 2007

The latest book from Press on Scroll Road is Pleasure, a book of poems and images by James Baker Hall. Here are the details:

Printed from handset DeRoos types on Twinrocker paper in an iron handpress. Includes two tipped-in photographs which were both taken and printed by the author. Bound by Priscilla Spitler in boards covered in a Japanese crackled-patterned cloth with Canson endpapers. 11″ x 7″, 26 pages. Signed by the author. Carrollton, 2007. $190.00, postpaid.


Something New from Press on Scroll Road

January 13, 2007

From the prospectus:

Three Essays by David Kline
with engravings by Abigail Rorer
& an afterword by the printer

Three Essays was printed from handset Cloister Lightface type on Twinrocker paper in an old iron handpress. Sheila Waters drew the title page initial and Abigail Rorer contributed two engravings. The binding is by Priscilla Spitler. 10.5 x 6.5 inches, 28 pages, in an edition of sixty copies. $225.00, postpaid. Please send orders to:

Press on Scroll Road
2210 Scroll Road SW
Carrollton OH 44615

David Kline writes from the farm where he was born in Holmes County, Ohio. A member of the Amish community, he farms there with his wife & children and the help of his neighbors & horses. He is the author of two collections of essays, Great Possessions and Scratching the Woodchuck.

An internationally recognized engraver, Abigail Rorer’s work can be found in major insitutional and private collections, in the publications of various fine presses as well as in the books from her own press, the Lone Oak Press.


“In Time and Place”

June 24, 2006

The latest production from Bob Baris and Press on Scroll Road is In Time and Place, a collection of two poems and a short story (by Hayden Carruth, W.S. Merwin, and John Berger), with wood engravings by Wesley Bates. The book is handset in Cloister Lightface on Twinrocker Handmade Paper, and bound by Priscilla Spitler. Regular readers know how much I like Bob's printing, so do yourself a favor and take a look at his work.

Inquiries about In Time and Place can be directed to Bob Baris, Press on Scroll Road, 2210 Scroll Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615; E-mail: scottbaris@eohio.net.


New Publication of a Wendell Berry Poem

October 10, 2005

Press on Scroll Road recently published The Farm, a poem by Wendell Berry accompanied by wood engravings by Wesley Bates:

The text of The Farm was printed from handset Cloister Lightface type on Twinrocker paper in an iron handpress. The lovely wood engravings were editioned in the same press on paper from Ruscombe Mill. All has been bound up very nicely by Priscilla Spitler. 10.875 x 6.75 inches, 34 pages, in an edition of 50 copies. $190.00 postpaid.

Contact/orders: Press on Scroll Road, 2210 Scroll Road SW, Carrollton, OH 44615


New from Press on Scroll Road

February 6, 2005

In my mailbox this week was a prospectus for a new book from Press on Scroll Road:

Some Rules of the Game: Essays on Garden Design by Sir Francis Bacon, Henry Mitchell and Roger Swain

SOME RULES OF THE GAME includes the essays “Of Gardens” by Sir Francis Bacon, “Up and Down the Garden Path – Or, Designs for Gardening” by Henry Mitchell, and the first printing of “A Light Touch” by Roger Swain. It was printed from handset Cloister Lightface type in two colors on a most beautiful dampened Twinrocker handmade paper on an iron handpress. Abigail Rorer provided a small engraving and Priscilla Spitler carefully bound the edition in cloth-covered boards. 11 x 8 inches, 48 pages, in an edition of 54 copies. Designed, composed, and printed by Bob Baris. $240.00.

Please send orders, adding $5.00 postage, to:

Press on Scroll Road
2210 Scroll Road
Carrollton, Ohio 44615