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Bottle of Smoke Letterpress & Binding Services
Bottle of Smoke is available for custom letterpress printing and hand-binding. We have many fonts at our disposal and use only fine papers, book cloth and other materials for binding. We print from a Chandler & Price 8x12 New Style Press from 1914 and three Vandercook presses. We are most interested in short runs of literary significance we also have the capability of longer runs using a Miele Vertical V-50 press. We can also rebind some of your perfect bound paperbacks as hardcovers to allow your press to offer beautiful hardcovers to your customers. If you are familiar with our past work and would like to have a broadside or book printed letterpress and/or bound for release by your press, please contact me. We woudld love to work with you to put out a special release that you can offer your customers. Please contact email@example.com for pricing.
The following are some of the recent titles printed and/or bound by Bottle of Smoke:
Nick Hornby/Bruce Springsteen Thunder Road, Published by Mark Cashion, 2011. Limited to an edition of 6 Deluxe copies in Clamshell, 26 hard covers signed by Nick/Bruce and 200 wraps copies. I created the clamshells and helped sew the wraps edition. 100% of sales went to to charity.
Christopher Cunningham/Hosho McCreesh Sunlight At Midnight, Darkness At Noon, Published by Orange Alert Press, 2009. Limited to an edition of 26 hard covers and 7 deluxe hardcover copies in clamshell cases. There were also 100 paper copies that are still available from www.orangealert.com. I bound the hardcover copies and created the clamshells, but was not involved in producing the paperback edition.
D.A. Pratt How I feel about the p.m., 2008. Printed letterpress in an edition of 250 broadsides and 2 hardcover copies. The broadsides were sent to each Liberal member of the Canadian Parliament by the author to express how he feels about the harm being done to Canada by Stephen Harper.
S.A. Griffin John & Sarah Do D.C., Bottle of Speech Press 2008. Limited to an edition of 10 copies quarter bound in cloth. Excellent satirical poem published just before the election and at the height of the McCain - Palin Show. Cover is an authentic stock certificate from an oil company of the 1950’s.
Allen Ginsberg If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac, Sore Dove Press, 2008. The hardcover was hand bound in boards using hand painted paste paper by Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher at Wallflowers Press (LeadGraffiti.com). Limited to an edition of 26 copies, signed by all participants and including an original acrylic painting by Soheyl Dahi. Contains a long unpublished letter from Ginsberg to Kerouac dated May 27, 1955. Entire letter is printed letterpress on a Chandler & Price N.S. from 1914.
Allen Ginsberg If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac, Sore Dove Press, 2008. The paperback edition was sewn in wraps with letterpressed cover. Limited to an edition of 300 trade copies and 50 copies signed by the editor, Bill Morgan. Contains a long unpublished letter from Ginsberg to Kerouac dated May 27, 1955. Entire letter is printed letterpress on a Chandler & Price N.S. from 1914.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Pity The Nation, Sore Dove Press, 2007. Printed letterpress and bound into card covers. Limited to an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies, each containing an original painting by Soheyl Dahi.
Robert Humphrey Leonard Cohen: One of Those Guys, Sore Dove Press, 2009. Quarter bound in boards. Limited to an edition of 5 copies in brown spine and 3 copies in paisley spine. No copies were for sale.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti SONG OF THE THIRD WORLD BIRDS, Sore Dove Press, 2009. Single poem book. 5.75" x 5.75". Limited to an edition of 50 signed copies in wraps and 26 signed lettered copies bound in boards each containing an original painting by Soheyl Dahi. The entire edition was printed letterpress. The covers on both the paperback and hardback editions were hand painted paste paper by Bill Roberts.
Damian Michaels Apocalyptic Vision, Artvisionary, 2008. Broadside. About 5" x 11". Printed letterpress using hand set type. To be included in a portfolio in Australia.
Jack Hirschman The Molly Arcane, Sore Dove Press, 2010. Limited to 50 signed copies in wraps and 26 lettered copies in boards, each with an original painting by Hirschman. This release is printed letterpress. The covers are all original airbrush paint over stencils and found objects by Bill Roberts. Every cover is different.
Leonard Cohen You Do Not Have To Love Me, Sore Dove Press, 2010. Single poem broadside bound in card covers. Limited to an edition of 126 copies of which 26 were signed by Leonard Cohen. Printed letterpress by Bill Roberts and Soheyl Dahi in Dover, Delaware.
anjani thomas holy ground, Sore Dove Press, 2009. Broadside. 5" x 12.5". Limited to an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies. Poem is printed letterpress on American Masters paper using hand set type on a Chandler & Price N.S. press from 1914.