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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

A King Reclaims his Crown

Don Taylor - Canada

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Don likes to use his own paste papers in his design bindings. As these tend to be impressionistic leaving the reader to use his or her own imagination Don felt that he needed something else to convey immediately something of the violence of the combat between these two powerful bears. Something that, he felt, would match the highly visual text. He achieved this with the use of acrylics and the result appears on the front and back boards. The binding is in Bradel style and is done in a suitably violent colour of calf with red Nepalese paper employed in the endpapers.

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: Don Taylor
Text paper: Ruscombe Hand Made approx 130g
Paper supplier: Ruscombe Paper Mill
Encased in a Solander Box


Designers information

Don Taylor