This is one of the most interesting and amazing projects I’ve learn about of late:
John Carrera’s QUERCUS PRESS has completed the 10-year project of bringing a fine press edition of “Pictorial Webster’s” to life.
I first read about the project on the Chronicle Books Blog
Then I was directed to this piece about “the making of” on VIMEO
From the home page to the video:
“From the discovery of the 1898 International Dictionary to linotyping the entries to printing the last print on the vandercook to cutting the fingertabs of the deluxe edition, this video gives a quick overview of the process of creating the Pictorial Webster’s fine press edition.”
As you will see in the video, Carerra produced a fine art edition of 26 that were hand printed and hand bound.
Chronicle Books has released a trade edition ($35.00) and it too is not to be missed.
BACK PAGES BOOKS in Waltham, Massachusetts. If in the Boston are, go – see these beautiful books – and congratulate John Carerra!