New Castle, a brief encounter



Risbury: the Whittington Press, 1998.

A wonderful example of the hand-stenciling process (Pochoir) by Miriam Macgregor who visited New Castle, Delaware, to attend the Oak Knoll Fest. Number 47 of a possible 100 copies signed by the artist. Hand-set in Walbaum and printed at Whittington on heavy Zerkall mould-made paper. 11.75 X 8.5 ins. 20 pp. Brick-red paper covered boards hand-stenciled to produce a paving brick pattern. Title on paper spine label. Opening initial and 11 Pochoir illustrations (4 full page and 1 two page spread). Miriam Macgregor has been hand-stenciling for many years and, with this marvellous book, has produced an example of Pochoir process which rivals anything from the Curwen Press at its height. “Miriam Macgregor has made this book in such a way that it will always be an outstanding achievement.” (Parenthesis 4, Vance Gerry) A fine copy in slip case.

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