Special Offer to Independent Binders
The Petrarch Press is pleased to offer independent bookbinders a limited number of handmade-paper copies in sheets of our latest publication: Edward FitzGerald’s Rubaiyát of Omar Kháyyám.
About the Rubaiyát
Our text, that of the 1859 First Edition, is supplemented with six additional quatrains FitzGerald added to his later editions.
The 41-page text was printed in two colors with our Albion handpress on both handmade paper and parchment. The handset Kennerley Old Style type, including accents and a custom ornament, was cast specially for this publication in our own type foundry.
Facing the gold-ornamented title page is a unique frontispiece portrait of Edward FitzGerald, reproduced for us in Collotype by Benrido Atelier in Kyoto, Japan.
15 copies were printed on sheepskin parchment, and 80 on handmade paper. Our standard price for the bound handmade-paper edition is $450. Of these 80 handmade-paper copies, 3 sets of sheets are reserved* for sale to bookbinders. [* When we exhaust our inventory of bound copies, any unsold sets of sheets will receive the standard binding, as needed.]
To learn more about this special edition:
When you purchase this book, you will receive the folded and collated, un-sewn sheets of one numbered copy from the handmade-paper edition.
* Plus 7.5% CA Sales Tax when delivered in California, except with a valid State Resale number.
Once your special binding is finished, we will also be pleased to post photographs and details of your finished work here on our website.
The Petrarch Press
PO Box 488
9690 Stackhouse Lane
Oregon House, CA 95962
+1 (530) 692-9531
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