Spare $1300 anyone?

The Bowler Press has opened a community funded project on the website IndieGoGo. They intend to print 138 copies of a letterpress-printed edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in 3 volumes. Those who pledge $1300 will receive a copy. Afterwards they will sell for a little more. While that’s just an inch outside my budget, it’s cool to see such an ambitious project from a private printing press and those books are going to be so good-looking. The text will be hand-set in metal type, printed letterpress on archival paper, illustrated with at least a dozen original wood-engravings in each volume, and hand-bound in fine materials.


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