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Fine presses

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Circle Press, Chichester, West Sussex, UK

Peter Grimes, 1982

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Seven loose folded pages and 22 etchings in two paper folders, 400 x 370mm, edition of 50 plus 10 proof copies, signed by the artist. The narrative poem by George Crabbe, the etchings by Anthony Davies with a preface by Edward Lucie-Smith. Designed and printed by Ronald King in 10pt Baskerville on Saunders 285gsm rag paper, all contained in a blue cloth covered slip case and folder with gold lettering on the spine.

£1,500 (plus P&P and insurance)

Red Bird, 1979

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Ten initialled screen prints for love poems by Logue, based on verse of Pablo Neruda with text printed letter-press in 18pt Baskerville.

300 copies, 45 proofs, eleven unbound 4-page sections, 400 × 320mm, on Somerset Book mould-made paper, laid into canvas folder and brown cloth slip-case.

£450 (plus P&P and insurance)

Alphabeta Concertina Minuscule, 2007

‘Alphabeta Concertina Minuscule with its gently unfolding letters is in a sense a ‘reply’ in lower case form to the third, the original ‘cap’ version published in 1983.

A new double-sided concertina alphabet book by Ron King at Circle Press. It is artwork, typographical experiment and feat of paper engineering.

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170 × 110 x 30mm, stretching to 3 metres, printed, cut and creased onto Heritage paper and glued to Heritage Museum board inserted into a pvc tray and sleeve.

£36 (plus P&P and insurance)

Alphabeta Concertina, 2007
A double-sided concertina alphabet book made up of 26 pop-up capital letters.

A new version of ‘Alphabeta Concertina’, King’s classic capital letter 1983 version, reprised here to correct its long ‘out of print’ status and updated with newly modified designs for some of the letters.

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56 pages, 165 × 110mm, cut and creased onto Heritage Book paper and glued to silk screened Heritage Museum end-boards, packed into a clear PVC tray and sleeve.

£36 (plus P&P and insurance)