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Goudy’s Last Christmas

$35.00

by Dave Farey

This “shaggy dog story” spins a yarn about famed type designer Frederic Goudy. It is letterpress printed in 100-year-old Kennerley type cast by the short-lived Advance Type Foundry, where Kennerley was cut and first cast in 1911. The chapbook features three vintage Goudy images printed in woodcut style. It measures 6″ x 9″, with 13 printed text pages plus paper cover in a hand-sewn binding. The edition is limited to 110 copies.

Sewn paper cover, 13 printed pages plus cover, four ink colors, 6″ x 9″
Published in 2020

Description

This “shaggy dog story” by Dave Farey spins a yarn about famed type designer Frederic Goudy. The tale is a short one of about 820 words, accompanied by an author’s note, and a detailed colophon about the type used in the printing. This chapbook is letterpress printed in handset 100-year-old Kennerley metal type cast by the short-lived Advance Type Foundry, where Goudy’s Kennerley was cut and first cast by Robert Wiebking in 1911, and some of the type bears a rare Advance pinmark (depicted in the colophon). The text pages feature three vintage Goudy images printed in woodcut style. It measures 6″ x 9″, with 13 printed text pages plus paper cover in a hand-sewn binding (in total 16 pages plus cover, with cover in red Zerkall Ingres duplexed with a stiff cover sheet). It is printed in four ink colors. The edition is limited to 110 copies, printed at Camino Press in Saratoga, California, by Matt Kelsey.

Dave Farey is a self-described “type repairer,” based in the UK near London.

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