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Oak Tree Fine Press

Oak Tree Fine Press is a privately owned publishing company specializing in exceptional literary fiction
Philip Pullman, À Outrance

Crimson Battle

Kathryn Rushe - UK

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"As I unwrapped the pages for the first time, I was immediately captivated by the feel of the paper, the beautiful printing and the marvellous engravings. I knew this book would be a pleasure to bind!..."

The descriptive text inspired Kathryn with many possibilities for her binding and over the course of a few days she developed her design from her drawings. Kathryn likes to use traditional bookbinding materials and techniques and she felt in this instance that would compliment the book. From the tooled red leather covers to the silk endbands to the handmade paper flyleaves and doublures she has tried to capture an essence of this dramatic story.

Price: £2000

Technical specification

Trim size: 250 x 340mm portrait
Extent: 48pp
Engravers: Andy English, Chris Daunt & Harry Brockway
Designer (text): Jo Hilton
Typesetting: Jo Hilton
Typeface(s): Adobe Caslon
Origination, Repro: Artwork prepared by Hurtwood and 16g zinc plates made by Alpha Engraving
Print process: Letterpress
Printer: Hand & Eye Letterpress
Bound, finished by: Kathryn Rushe
Text paper: Ruscombe Hand Made approx 130g
Paper supplier: Ruscombe Paper Mill
Encased in a Solander Box


Designers information

Kathryn Rushe