11th Century Chinese Poetry, Chester River Press, David Young - Qin Guan, fine press books, New English Translation, William McNaughton - Qin Guan
As promised, here are some more pictures of the regular edition of Moon as Bright as Water for you to enjoy. This book is exceedingly difficult to photograph with the batiked paper changing color at different angles.
The book is printed in three colors on 150gsm Hahnemühle Biblio and type is composed in Dante. This edition is covered in a sage Asahi book cloth with cotton indigo colored Shizen batik paper with a hint of gold highlights and has a velum spine title. It is housed in a slipcase of warm grey cotton book cloth.
There will be 10 in the deluxe edition which will be quarter bound in a vellum spine with a yet to be determined paper housed in a nice drop spine box. 10 copies reserved for David Young and other contributors to the project. 10 unbound for bookbinders leaving a regular edition of 65 to 70 copies. The regular edition is priced at $650.00, unbound copies are $400.00
I will have it on my website available for purchase upon my return from the Oak Knoll Fest this coming weekend.
Beautiful! And in glimpses of the poetry- it seems so fresh!
Still on for your fine press show here in Iowa. Been thinking of that lately especially since I am doing the Iowa City Book Festival book fair portion, sharing a table with the North American Review. (Oct. 8)
Lovely. Those papers are gorgeous!