Fifty specimens printed directly from the wood
with historical anecdotes & observations
Ben Verhoeven & Gaylord Schanilec
Midnight Paper Sales, Pepin County, Wisconsin, 2007
Bound at BookLab II, San Marcos, Texas
Bound in two variant editions:
Standard edition: 30.5 cm x 20.6 cm x 3.5 cm
120 copies designed by Gaylord Schanilec. Text letterpress printed by Ben Verhoeven and Gaylord Schanilec on Zerkall 8888 paper with illustrations printed by reduction process engraving directly from the wood specimens; including two fold-out illustrations of the maple grove and a map of Farm 590 indicating where the wood was harvested, all engraved by Schanilec. Quarter tawed goatskin flatback lap-case binding with White Oak boards prepared by Dick Sorenson. Title gold stamped on spine. Housed in dark blue Japanese cloth slipcase, lined with black paper.
Deluxe edition: 39.7 cm x 26.7 cm x 6 cm
26 lettered copies; 6 “AP” copies. Text design and format of pages vary in this edition. Letterpress printed by Ben Verhoeven and Gaylord Schanilec on Twinrocker handmade paper. Images printed by reduction process engraving on a special making of Zerkall 7625. Bound in 16th century-style wooden boards binding. Sewn on five double flax cords that were laced into quarter sawn White Oak boards. Quarter covered in Cowley’s alum-tawed goatskin. Handsewn, stuck on, red and white linen headbands. Binding and tray containing wood specimens of each tree represented in the book are housed in a blue cloth drop-spine box with a double compartment.