Something we did instead of a vacation this summer: a 20 page sewn pamphlet. As with “Imaginary Letters by Mary Butts”, the beautiful decorations are by Lupe Núñez.
We found the text while looking through the marvellous Modernist Journals Project. So much treasure in there.
“Vacation in Brittany” by Gertrude Stein, written in 1920 and first published in The Little Review in 1922. In the original, it’s spelled Brittany in the index and Britany in the main text. I like how Britany looks, but as far as we could establish that was a typo. We asked some academics and even the Beinecke Library at Yale, and they were very helpful but the Stein archives are as locked down as we are. More so, in fact.
Edition of 60.
We will (finally) be celebrating the existence of the Half Pint Press edition of “Imaginary Letters by Mary Butts”, from 6.30 to 8 on Thursday 27th February at the wonderful bookartbookshop on Pitfield Street in London (nearest tube: Old Street). All welcome – come and say hello, take a look at the book.
Better still, the book will be displayed in the window of the bookartbookshop for (roughly) a month from the 27th, so you can drop by and take a look anytime.
Copies will be available to buy at a special price the event on the 27th. Alternatively you can buy copies direct, by dropping me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published price is £180, and postage / packing (tracked and signed for!) will be charged at cost. There will be a special discount at the launch do. If you have any questions, or need any more information, please shout at the email above.
We will soon be publishing an edition of “Imaginary Letters” by Mary Butts – we’re very proud of this edition, which is beautifully decorated by Lupe Núnez and which you can read more about on the dedicated page: Imaginary Letters.
“Imaginary Letters” will be on show (along with “The Book of Disquiet”) in the library at the Bower Ashton campus of UWE, in Bristol, through November. More details in the Book Arts Newsletter.
We’ll also be at the Oxford Guild of Printers Wayzgoose at Oxford Brookes University on Saturday November 2nd, with a few advance copies of new publications to see, and buy if you want. Come and say hello!
On Thursday 12th October 2017 we’ll be holding a celebration of the emergence of two new things from the Half Pint Press: “Dusty Springfield” by Peter Miller and “Letterpress [n]” by Daniel Williams.
The event will run from 6.30 to 8.30 at the bookartbookshop on Pitfield Street in London (it’s a short walk from Old Street tube station) and the fun will quite likely continue in the Prince Arthur, around the corner at 49 Brunswick Place. Everyone’s welcome!
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