The Bowler Press announces a letterpress edition of Pride and Prejudice

Update: Here’s the campaign video and a link to the IndieGoGo fundraiser campaign:

Jarrett Morrison’s The Bowler Press has announced the details of his long-planned letterpress edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The novel will be split into three volumes as it was originally published by T. Egerton in 1813 with each volume estimated to be complete within 12-14 months, and in two states: Standard and Deluxe.

They will also be raising funds via an IndieGoGo campaign (which will be up shortly), allowing supporters to pick up various project-related ephemera.

Here’s a bit of additional informaion that will be on the site soon:

Regarding advance purchase, there are two options:

The first, full payment (not including shipping) and enjoy a 20% discount. This cost may be broken into 3 instalments payable over a period of 4 months. The first instalment is due within 2 weeks of placing the order (to accommodate mailed cheques). The second instalment is due 2 months following, the third another 2 months following. Shipping fees are due when each of the books is complete.

The second option, advance purchase volume-by-volume, will benefit from a 10% discount. The Vol.1 amount is due within 2 weeks of placing an order; the amount for Vol.2, plus shipping for Vol.1, is due when Vol.1 is complete; the amount for Vol.3, plus the shipping for Vol,2, is due when Vol.2 is complete; and shipping for Vol.3 is due when it is complete.

From the Bowler Press website:

The text will be hand-set in Fournier, with the accompanying italic, from English Monotype matrices at the Bixler Letterfoundry in Skaneateles, NY, and printed letterpress on natural white Zerkall mouldmade paper. Each volume will feature a dozen+ illustrations, including a multi-colour frontispiece. There will be two binding presentations:

Standard: $1500, will be quarter-bound in dark green silk with offset-printed patterned paper over boards and slipcased. Prospectus included. 114 numbered copies, including 4 copies for private distribution.

Deluxe: $3500, will be bound in full leather honey book-calf, tooled in gold-leaf, boxed in a half-leather clamshell with a suite of prints. Prospectus included. 24 lettered copies, including 2 copies for private distribution.

Read more on The Bowler Press website.

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