On Being a California Poet

On Being a California Poet
An essay and two poems by Dana Gioia
Illustrated by John Balkwill
Published as a Bridwell Visiting Artist Fellowship, SMU, Dallas, 2003
Bound at BookLab II, San Marcos, Texas

30.8 cm x 21.6 cm x 1 cm
Printed by Gabriel Rummonds, et. al., with the Ashendene Albion press, Bridwell Library, on Magnani mouldmade paper. Bound in a sewn boards binding with rust-colored deerskin vellum made by Jesse Meyer of Pergamena on the spine. Decorative paper sides were printed by Bradley Hutchinson from a woodcut design by Lucio Passerini. Vellum spine stamped with black square motif.

This edition, the first printed by Rummonds in many years, officially launched the BookLab II bindery and is perhaps as important to Craig Jensen as the Rummonds Calvino book, which changed his career from book conservation to edition binding in the 1980s.