Fine presses


Gwasg Gregynog, Newtown, Wales, UK

George Herbert: Sundrie Pieces, 2003


A new selection of George Herbert’s poetry with samples of his prose edited with an introduction and notes by The Earl of Powis and illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah van Niekerk.

120 pages, 300 x 175mm, printed on T.H. Saunders Waterford mould-made paper, purple quarter leather binding with marbled paper sides, edition of 215. Numbered.

£450 (plus P&P and insurance)

Goethe Poems, 2000


A new collection published to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Goethe’s birth and the 600th of Johann Gutenburg. Edited by Jim Reed.

64 pages, 280 x 170mm, printed on Hahnemühle Mediaeval Laid mould-made paper, bound in quarter cloth by Alan Wood. Linocut illustration by Neil Holland. Edition of 150. Numbered.

£145 (plus P&P and insurance)

The Romantics in Wales, An Anthology, 2009


Edited by Glyn Tegai Hughes this anthology of extracts from English Romantic writers is drawn from poetry, essays, novels, travel writing and letters. The introduction shows how Wales became a fashionable destination for writers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Included are extracts from Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Southey as well as De Quincey, Hazlitt and Peacock, alongside some lesser known figures. The arrangement is thematic, covering topics such as History and Legend, Religion and Reform, Valleys and Ruins, Rivers and Cataracts.

222 pages, 245 x 350mm, printed by David Vickers on a special making of Zerkall mould-made paper. Wood engravings by Hilary Paynter printed direct from the original woodblocks. Quarter leather binding by John Sewell to a design by Hilary Paynter. Edition of 150. Numbered.


The Texture of the Universe, 2010
A new selection of writings of Henry and Thomas Vaughan with wood engravings by Hilary Paynter

Twins, Thomas and Henry Vaughan (b. 1621) were both writers of distinction and power. Both have a profound sense of the sacredness of the natural world. For both brothers the world is not a static collection of objects, but an arena of energies, graced by ‘Soul quickning rain’, a world where ‘hills and valleys into singing break’. Edited by Glyn Pursglove who is Reader in English at Swansea University.

128 pages, 180 x 305mm, printed letterpress on John Purcell’s special ENE making of Zerkall 7625 mould-made paper with Hilary Paynter’s wood engravings printed direct from the blocks. Bound by Stephen Conway in quarter goatskin with cloth sides, blocked in gold on the spine and upper cover, and contained within a slipcase. Edition of 75. Numbered.

£450 (plus P&P and insurance)