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The Intruder ~ Long awaited, finally arrived. Yesterday I was able to pull the first 20 bound copies out of the standing press for final touches and, honestly, the first text viewing after the completion of the printing. I like the excitement to build even for myself or rather, hate obsessing on all the things I would have done differently already.

Final binding details were still up in the air as Erin and I were starting the final assembly process but here’s how things are now:

Quarter-bound in heavy board with a Canapetta book cloth spine and Twinrocker Rustler paper. Copper foil title on cover and an embossed umber printed panel with Jim Westergard’s small “fly” wood engraving printed on green paper inset into it. Dark green Hahnemühle Bugra flyleaves back up the book blocks which are all hand sewn on straps, mull attached and cased in.

The book is composed in 14 pt Linotype Janson with ATF Garamond in display sizes and printed in 5 colors on Hahnemühle Shiller 150gsm paper. 8 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 5/8″, 34 pages. Edition of 150 books, the first 20 are reserved for the deluxe edition and 10 unbound copies are available for hand binders. Signed and numbered.

regular   $550         ❦        deluxe   $850         ❦         in sheets   $350

Those of you who had the opportunity and forethought to purchase advanced sales should find them making their way to you this coming week. I’ll get them on the website soon.

Happy Fathers Day, go fishing….

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