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Hetch Hetchy Flora - a collection of wildflowers painted on May 22, 2013 (2013) Donna Thomas. 30 copies. 11.5 by 8.25 by 1.5 inches. 20 accordion pages. $975

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The Alder (2012) William Everson.
30 special copies. 13 by 11 by 4 inches. 6 pages. $2400
20 regular copies. 12.5 by 8.25 by 1 inches. 18 pages. $950

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Wandering (2011) T. S. Eliott. 7 by 5 inches. The text is an excerpt from the poem "Four Quartets". 2 lino cuts, printed letterpress in many colors. A flap book binding structure. 14 copies. $195. Click here for more images and information.
The Wandering Book Artists’ Collaborative Broadsides (2011) Peter and Donna Thomas. 13 ¼ by 11 inches.  Twelve broadsides created during our "Wandering Book Artist" trip around the country, plus a booklet describing each printing experience. Translucent folder in clamshell box. 14 pages. 35 copies available. $875. Click here for more images and information.

The Pencil (2010) Peter Thomas. 8 ½ by 5 ½ inches . This book tells a brief history of the pencil, and has a display of vintage advertising pencils in a pencil cedar wood holder. Text hand written and colored with pencil. Tri-fold binding, with oasis goat leather spines and paper printed with multiple-layered multi-colored wood type. 12 pages. 30 copies. $545. Click here for more images and information.

Not Paper. (2010) Peter Thomas. 8 3/4 by 5 inches. This book is About the paper-like materials that are not paper. Letterpress printed with wood type, Centaur and Neuland, 8 samples tipped in. Full bound in antique oasis goat leather. Clamshell box. 20 accordion pages. 48 copies, $645. Click here for more images and information.

The History of Papermaking in the Philippines. (2005) Written by Peter Thomas. Illustrated by Donna Thomas. 10 3/4 by 13 5/8 inches. 50 pages. Five special copies accompanied by a suite of prints from the book. 75 copies. $950.
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Papermaking in the Philippines: Overseas File 664 from the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain. (2005) Edited by Peter Thomas. 8 1/8 by 7 1/8 inches, 36 pages. This is the full translation of the text referred to in Appendix One to our History of Papermaking in the Philippines. $25.
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Meditations at the Edge: Paper and Spirit (1996). Dorothy Field’s observations of how paper has been used in the Orient to connect the physical and the spiritual worlds. Four illustrations by the author. Letterpress printed in Centaur on Peter and Dorothy’s handmade papers. 42 pages. 11 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches. 14 special copies have pages mounted on wooden dowels housed in a wooden pagoda. 12 1/2 by 16 inches. 1-14 sold, 14-100 $350. Meditations meditations
Tarantella
Tarantella
The Tarantella Rose (1995). Previously unpublished poems by William Everson. 7 linocut illustrations by Donna. Letterpress printed with Weiss type on Peter's handmade paper. modified limp vellum binding using Peter's handmade paper. 7 special copies have hand colored and quarter bound, red moroccan and origami folded handmade paper.10 5/8 by 7 5/8 inches. 38 pages. Copies 1-75, $495
Bikupan / The story of a trip to visit a hand paper mill in Sweden, with a bit of history added in for good measure (1992). Peter Thomas. 10 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches. 36 pages. 119 copies. $350. Bikupan
Papermaking

Papermaking in Seventeenth Century England (1990). Peter Thomas. The diary entries written by John Evelyn and Celia Fiennes, recording their visits of paper mills during the late 1600’s, are preceded by short biographies and accompanied by commentary on the author’s observations. 6 3/4 by 5 inches. 42 pages. 200 copies. $300.

A Tale of Life (1984). Peter Thomas. A story about the cycle of life, with a full page linocut by Donna. 15 by 10 1/4 inches. 8 pages. 75 copies. $150. Tale of Life

 

 

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