The Fifth Decade continues...
2022 seems to have passed in a blur of activity at the press. Two books have come and almost gone, Sudden Immobility: Selected Poems of Molly Holden, and Ten Poems with One Title: Poems by Robert Bringhurst and Wood Engravings by Richard Wagener. Only a couple of copies of each remain unsold. Much progress has been made on our mammoth Curwen Press project: David Jury’s essay is printed; Apollonia has printed more than half of the ‘gallery’ of ornamented borders; and Crispin is approaching the writing of the last chapter of his ever-expanding essay on ornamental typography.
Jan, meanwhile, has embarked on the printing of the wood engravings and text for The Marriage of True Minds, a selection of 50 love poems with illustrations by seven of our engraving friends, which celebrates our 50th wedding anniversary and 45 years as Barbarians. In addition, Wayzgoose Pamphlet One, a reprint of our 1984 publication, was entirely set and printed by Apollonia on her Heidelberg press to mark our celebratory Wayzgoose and garden party in September.
We entirely subscribe to the theory that it is wise not to taper off as one ages . . .