(Canton, NY: Caliban Press, 2001). 310 x 215 mm. (12 1/8 x 8 1/8"). 117 pp.Designed, printed, and bound by Mark McMurry. ONE OF 125 COPIES.
Original lavender handmade paper boards backed with purple morocco, lettering showing through cut-out on upper cover. In the original matching box with cut-out figure pasted onto front cover, paper label on spine. Illustrated with woodcuts printed in various colors, gatefolds, pop-ups, and paper onlays. Printed on various handmade papers by Velma Bolyard, La Papeterie St. Armand, and Barcham Green. In mint condition.
This is a beautifully printed production of the play that gave the Caliban Press its name. Mark McMurray studied letterpress printing at the Red Ozier Press and bookbinding with Timothy Ely before founding the Caliban Press in 1985. McMurray received his master's degree in library science from Columbia University in 1989 and spent nearly 30 years working as a special collections librarian, while running the Caliban Press on the side. In 2018, he retired from his academic position to focus on making books full time. To date, the Caliban Press has issued more than 40 titles. "The Tempest" is one of McMurray's most elaborate efforts, with text printed on various types and sizes of paper, enhanced by woodcuts and paper art. (ST15816-16)
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PJP Catalog: 77.112