11 Apr 2012

'ALBERT, ERNEST & THE TITANIC' (pre-launch sale)

This day 100 years ago Titanic steamed into Queenstown, Co. Cork. This was to be the last time she would weigh anchor before heading across the Atlantic towards New York. To celebrate this event I'm now offering ten copies of my book for sale at a discounted rate.

Albert, Ernest & the Titanic tells the story of the Titanic’s ill-fated on board printers, Abraham ‘Albert’ Mishellany and Ernest Corbin as they travel on the ship’s doomed maiden voyage.

Irish author Colm Tóibín writes in his foreword for the book: “As we mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, we are reminded of the amazing gallery of prose and poetry prompted by the events of 1912. However, as well as the passengers, we cannot forget the skilled craftsmen who worked on the ship.”

Letterpress printed at Distillers Press, NCAD, Dublin, Ireland. The book runs to 176 pages with 40 linocut illustrations and is hand bound in a limited edition of 36 copies.

Albert, Ernest & the Titanic will be launched on June 8th 2012, priced at €950. Ten copies are available to purchase pre-launch at a special price of €850. These copies are accompanied by a signed and very limited edition print of one of the book’s illustrations. The discounted rate ends when these ten are sold or on June 8th, whichever comes first.

Images: Mock up of binding, Colm Tóibín's foreword, foreword coming off the press, foreword as hand set.

Production Details.
Foreword: Colm Tóibín
Illustrations: 40 linocuts 230 x 230mm.
Type: Hand set in newly cast Garamond (Hand & Eye, London), Grotesque light and Grot no. 8 (Stephenson & Blake, early 20th century)
Paper: Zerkall 225gsm mouldmade, deckled edge kept throughout.
Inks: Rubber based black, blue and 'Titanic Coal Ink' (made from coal recovered from the reck site).
Binding: Exposed glueless bind, hand bound in hard case, blind embossed with tipped in title. Binding by Tom Duffy.
Presses: Printed on a 1960's ADWEST double crown proofing press and a 19th century treadle platen.
Measurements: 15 inches x 13 inches x 2.5 inches approx.
Edition: 36 copies in total. 6 for private distribution, 30 for sale. All copies editioned and signed.

For further information please contact me.
+353 87 9626365 or jamie@fjord.ie

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