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Lettepress Print — Herman Melville

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Letterpress hand set metal wood type university of oxford handmade prints neenah cotton blush pink
Letterpress hand set metal wood type university of oxford handmade prints neenah cotton blush pink

This was part of a printmaking tribute to Herman Melville — less than 8 copies exist. 2 were sent to the University of Oxford.

200 years after the birth of Herman Melville, the Bodleian Bibliographical Press seeks a collaboration with printers everywhere to honour the author by printing parts of 'Moby-Dick; or, The Whale' (1851).

The aim is to collectively print the introductory section, 'Extracts. Supplied by a sub-sub librarian.' The Bodleian Libraries will aim to display portions of this new collection online and in a public display late in 2019/early 2020. The project is also opportunity to reflect upon our relationship with whales in the 21st century.




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