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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

Starry Night

Rachel Ward-Sale - UK

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The contrasting colours of the text, the texture of the paper, as well as the subject matter influenced Rachel's choice of materials and design which reflects a winter landscape with snowy mountains under a starry night sky. The white snow has been turned red by blood from the fighting bears. Bound using double boards covered with sanded high grained red and palladium tooled black goat leather; it has white velum onlays wrapped around the boards and across the spine. The black Japanese paper doublures and flyleaves are tooled with silver foil. The top edge is coloured black and the book is contained in a red and black drop back box.

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: Rachel Ward-Sale
Text paper: Ruscombe Hand Made approx 130g
Paper supplier: Ruscombe Paper Mill
Encased in a Solander Box


Designers information

Rachel Ward-Sale
Bookbinders of Lewes, Star Brewery, Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1YJ



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