Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1. Caliban Press, Mark McMurray, book artist.
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1
Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1

Numerology: Calyban's Wood Type Whimsy, Volume 1

Ogdensburg, New York: Caliban Press, 2020. Softcover. Number 10 of 100 copies signed and numbered by the book artist. Mark writes of his new book: "As it thankfully draws to a close, 2020 has been a year of counting. Counting days, counting votes counting covid cases, counting hospital beds, counting death, counting lost jobs...so a book of numbers doesn't seem as strange as it did back in January or even back in 2009 when I first began it. Initially conceived as a way to document a growing collection of wood type which eventually filled some 53 cases with some 75 fonts. Then realizing that there was too much type...for a single volume showing alphabets, figures, punctuation marks, as well as whole words. I decided to devote the first volume to figures - what printers generally call numerals or numbers. Volume 2 is planned to be complete alphabets, with volume 3 for words, phrases, and declarations....Printed on found, left over, and scrap papers that have accumulated at the press over time. In some instances, a lot of time." Includes papers from many countries and everyone's favorite papermill, Papeterie St. Armand in Montreal. Printed with black, silver, and red inks. As always with Mark's books a lovely volvelle is incorporated. In a red spiral binding measuring 9 x 11 inches. The book is accompanied by an inserted guide to volume 1 that describes aspects of type in general as well as more specific descriptions of wood type faces such as gothics, antiques, romans, etc. A beautifully done whimsical yet serious work on type and life. In fine condition. PRI/011821. Fine.

Item #34829

Price: $325.00

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