Persian Tiles

Finding the Text of the Rubáiyát

In considering our next fine press publication, we looked at suggestions to print Omar Khayyám’s Rubáiyát. At first, we were not sure the world needed yet another Rubáiyát…

Creating New Types for Shake-speare’s Sonnets

When we began to visualize our new edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, just a few ideas stood out. We wanted an intimate volume where each sonnet would be presented on its own page and where each verse would stand on one line, regardless of its length. Visually, we wanted our edition to resonate with…

Editing Shakespeare's Sonnets

Editing Shake-speare’s Sonnets

Shakespearean English can be problematic for modern readers. Standardisation of the language did not begin in earnest until the late 18th century. Some words had various spellings, all of which were considered normal at the time. Some words had meanings that have changed over the centuries…

Kennerley Font

Our Typecasting Foundry

In October 2010 the Press acquired its own Monotype Thompson typecasting machine, along with dozens of series of matrices, the small recessed molds for the three-dimensional letterforms that are the essence of letterpress printing.

Commission Sheets

A Private Commission

A few years ago, the Press received a commission to produce a small letterpress edition of poetry: a personal volume of 50 sonnets for the author’s own distribution.


Our Developing Bindery

Until recently, the Press has focussed mainly on printing with the iron handpress. Last year we installed new equipment that is enabling us to expand our in-house bookbinding capabilities.