A Miniature: letterpress printed poetry book

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A Miniature: letterpress printed poetry book

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  • Handmade
  • Height: 210 millimetres
  • Width: 141 millimetres

‘A Miniature’ is the first book of the poems of Jeff Johnson (1941–2017). Best known as a painter of intricate miniatures – Anthony Green called him ‘the greatest miniaturist that Britain produced in the twentieth century’ – Johnson also wrote poetry throughout his adult life. He made no attempt to publish this work, although when his wife Serena entered one of his pieces to the Cheltenham Poetry Prize in 1978, it won, alongside an entry by Craig Raine. ‘A Miniature’ includes sixteen of Johnson’s poems.

It is designed by Christopher Wilson at Oberphones, typeset by Phil Treble and Christopher Wilson at Muttons & Nuts, and printed letterpress by Phil Treble. The Prussian blue cover cloth and bright orange foil-blocked title and endpapers are reminders of colours found in Johnson’s paintings, and the frontispiece shows an enlarged detail of one of his drawings. The book is an edition of fifty copies, only twenty of which are available for purchase. No further copies will be printed.

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Samantha 23 Sep, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful book. Printed, bound & designed with Phil’s usual love & care. A real treasure.

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Reviewed by Anonymous 16 May, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful book, the attention to detail is wonderful & the care with which it was crafted sings out from every page. The first of many I hope...

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Heather Dewick 16 Oct, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully printed, thanks Phil, your print skills are awesome, and the binding isn't bad either ;) I can't read it without the song playing in my head though...

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Tim Oliver 12 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful book. The level of craftsmanship is fantastic! Yes, a gushing review from a happy customer! I enjoyed reading out loud with what was no doubt an appalling Scottish accent.

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