PYED PYPER, A PASSAGE EXTRACTED FROM A RESTITUTION OF DECAYED INTELLIGENCE IN ANTIQUITIES, BY THE STUDIE & TRAUAILE OF RICHARD VERSTEGAN.

(Old Stile Press).

  • (Llandogo, UK): The Old Stile Press, 2002.
  • 4to.
  • full limp calf, blindtooled with rosettes and an image on front cover
  • not paginated, but (24) pages
  • ISBN 0907664598 / Order Nr. 73324
  • Price: $315.00  other currencies
PYED PYPER, A PASSAGE EXTRACTED FROM A RESTITUTION OF DECAYED INTELLIGENCE IN ANTIQUITIES, BY THE STUDIE & TRAUAILE OF RICHARD VERSTEGAN.

Designed and printed by Nicolas McDowall in an edition limited to 175 copies, each numbered and signed by the artist. The text was set in Hiroshige Book type and was printed from polymer plates on Fabriano Ingres paper, with binding by The Fine Bindery. Hiroshige was designed in 1986 by Cynthia Hollandsworth of AlphaOmega Typography; it was originally commissioned for a book of woodblock prints by the 19th-century Japanese artist Ando Hiroshige, whose work influenced many Impressionist artists. Illustrated with linocuts and wood engravings by Angela Lemaire, printed from the original blocks in a variety of ink colors. The text (London, John Norton, 1634) is the earliest known version in English of the extraordinary tale of the children of Hamelin. In her images for this book, Angela Lemaire uses rich color and the differing textures of wood and linocut, shown in the swirl of the river moving through the landscape, in the walls around a medieval town, and the dancing line of children disappearing into the hillside.