Books from Ward and Lock publishers
‘The nickname given to the particular type of cheap edition evolved in the middle of the 19th century for display and sale on railway bookstalls. It was usually (but not always) a cheap edition of fiction; it usually (but not always) cost two shillings; its basic coloring was usually (but not always) yellow’ (Michael Sadleir)
These books are featured on the British Library website, here.
-from John Carter and Nicolas Barker’s ABC for Book Collectors.
Barker will be here at Wells this Tomorrow, Thursday!
Our annual Holiday Card Workshop is approaching! The event will be held on the 6th and 7th of December, both days from 1-5 pm. The cost is $10.00 and will be hosted by faculty and students in the Book Arts Center.
Participants will letterpress print 6 holiday-themed cards on our Vandercook presses. We will have cookies, hot chocolate, and holiday music for a festive atmosphere! We will also hold a holiday sale including blank books, prints, and additional cards.
We’d love for you to join us in Morgan Hall on the first floor. Please indicate your interest or any questions by sending a contact form below.
Last Thursday, the semester kicked off with a strong start at Wells College. There was singing around the Sycamore, lighting candles outside Macmillan, and a general sense of excitement with students screaming when they saw each other after the long summer break.
The Book Arts Center was bustling with organizing fresh supplies, cleaning, and finishing the greenhouse. Thanks so much to the efforts of Amanda Kelly and crew who worked so hard in the sun! Click here to see the story!
The courses being offered this fall include Letterpress Printing with Michael Bixler, Calligraphy with Barbara Galli, Bookbinding I, and Art on the Press with Laura Rowley.
In a few weeks, we will host our first event at Morgan: card printing on Vandercook presses! It is free for all to join on Saturday, September 21 any time from 1-6 p.m. Participants will print various greeting cards from metal and wood type, and metal cuts from the Wells collection. It is sure to be a fun and productive day, so bring a friend along! Send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The flyers were letterpress printed and feature phrases that will be used in the workshop.