The Petrarch Press

A complete bibliographic handlist of Peter Bishop’s Petrarch Press publications issued between 1986 and 1996.

Plato: The Voyage of the Soul (1996)

Voyage of the Soul (1996)Five tales from Plato, with introductions by Mark Smith. Graphic design and binding by Peter Cohen at the Apollo Bindery. Completed in March 1996. Text set in Dante types. Edition limited to 150 copies: 15 (numbered I-XV) on sheepskin parchment; 10 (1-10) on handmade Hayle paper, printed damp; 125 (11-135) on mouldmade Johannot paper. Parchment copies bound in full blue goatskin, gold-stamped spine, gold-stamped red leather inlaid label to front cover; slipcase covered in printed paper with blue goatskin trim. 6 x 10 inches; pages (10) 51 (3).


The Sermon on the Mount (1995)

Sermon on the Mount (1995)Designed in collaboration with Peter Cohen, who created the artwork. Printed by Peter Bishop in Spring and Summer 1995. Text in Victor Hammer’s American Uncial type. Red marginal ornaments; title in multiple colors. Edition limited to 150 copies: 20 (numbered I-XX) on sheepskin parchment; 30 (numbered 1-30) on handmade Hayle paper; 100 (31-130) on all-cotton Magnani paper. Parchment and Hayle copies bound in parchment-covered boards with gold stamped spine and front cover; slipcase covered in golden-orange cloth. Magnani copies covered in golden-orange cloth with gold stamped spine and front cover. 4 x 7 inches; pages (88).


Walt Whitman: Song of Myself (1992)

Walt Whitman, Song of Myself (1992)From the 1892 Deathbed Edition of Leaves of Grass. Designed in collaboration with Peter Cohen and illustrated by Jean-Pierre Tingaud. Printed in Spring 1992. Text set in Bembo. Edition limited to 120 copies: 20 (numbered 1-20) on sheepskin parchment; 25 (21-45) on handmade Fabriano Umbria paper; 75 (46-120) on Johannot mouldmade paper. Parchment and Umbria copies bound in full green goatskin; slipcase covered in decorative paper with green goatskin trim. Johannot copies in green cloth-covered boards. 5 x 7 inches; pages (88).