Twenty-Six Letters Inspired by Other Letters and Non-Letters and Little Bits of Poetry Rendered with Accompanying Notes
By Russell Maret, 2009
Bound at BookLab II, San Marcos, Texas
Bound in two variant editions:
Standard edition: 36 cm x 25.6 cm x 1.9 cm
44 copies. Designed, composed, and printed letterpress by Russell Maret, text and images were printed on Hahnemühle Biblio paper from 163 plates in 105 colors using a hand-fed Vandercook Universal III proof press. Maret designed six typefaces specifically for this book. Bound in a sewn boards structure with alum-tawed goatskin spine and Twinrocker handmade paper sides. Housed in a brown Japanese cloth drop-spine box, with a recessed spine label gold stamped on alum-tawed goatskin.
Deluxe edition, a three volume boxed set containing:
Æthelwold Etc 36 cm x 25.6 cm x 1.9 cm
Æthelwold Etc Diary of Ink Colors… 36 cm x 25.6 cm x 1.3 cm
Æthelwold Etc Letters 36 cm x 25.6 cm x 1.9 cm
XI copies. Æthelwold Etc is identical to the standard edition. Æthelwold Etc Diary of Ink Colors… is bound as the standard and contains color swatches of the inks used to print the letter illustrations. Æthelwold Etc: Letters contains a suite of loose prints of the twenty-six letters in a portfolio designed to look like a sewn boards binding. All three volumes housed in a brown Japanese cloth drop-spine box with a gold stamped quarter tawed goatskin spine.
More about Russell Maret here.