Order Nr. 137578 Quotation from THREE MEN IN A BOAT. Jerome K. Jerome.
"Best Single Sheet or Piece of Ephemera" Winner at the 2022 Oxford Book Fair

Quotation from THREE MEN IN A BOAT.

(Heavy Duty Press).
  • Liberty, WI: Heavy Duty Press, 2022.
  • 7.5" x 14" inches
  • sewn stiff paper wrappers, cloth string bag
  • 28 pages

Price: $40.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 137578

Limited to 40 copies signed and numbered by the printer. A fine copy. The type is hand set in original ATF Century Schoolbook, with ornamental border sorts, two fleurons, and a wise old owl, printed in three passes on Zerkall Frankfurt Cream with black, green, and brown ink.

From the printer: Many years ago, I had a strange and vivid dream, which of course I cannot remember now. What I can remember is that I immediately went to my computer and started to search specific things from the dream that seemed important, and I ultimately landed on Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), by Jerome K. Jerome. I bought a vintage copy of the book and it became one of the first books to be read serially, with a Wisconsinites version of the English accent, live on the radio.

When it came time to think of something appropriate to print for The Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, it seemed fitting to use a quote from the book, as it is set on the River Thames near Oxford. To my delight, three copies of the print were sold at the fair, one gentleman remarked that it was a favorite book of his Oxford colleagues, and the print earned the prize for "Best Single Sheet or Piece of Ephemera" at the Fair in 2022.