“The Intruder” by Robert Traver from Deep Wood Press is now available


Deep Wood Press has completed the binding for the regular edition of The Intruder by John D. Voelker, better known by his pen name Robert Traver. It includes 10 wood engravings by Jim Westergard and will also be available in a deluxe edition and as unbound copies for those who wish to do their own binding.


The Intruder a short story taken from Robert Traver’s fifth book – a collection titled Trout Madness. Traver was a Michigan Supreme Court Judge when he wrote the highly successful Anatomy of Murder, but retired soon after to devote himself to writing and fly fishing. He’s considered to be the grandfather of modern fish writing.

The regular edition is quarter-bound in heavy board with a Canapetta book cloth spine and Twinrocker Rustler paper. Copper foil title on cover and an embossed umber printed panel with Jim Westergard’s small “fly” wood engraving printed on green paper inset into it. Dark green Hahnemühle Bugra flyleaves back up the book blocks which are all hand sewn on straps, mull attached and cased in.

The book is composed in 14 pt Linotype Janson with ATF Garamond in display sizes and printed in 5 colors on Hahnemühle Shiller 150gsm paper. It’s 8 ¼ x 10 ⅜ x ⅝” with thirty-four pages and comes in 150 editions, with 20 reserved for the deluxe edition and 10 unbound.


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