Order Nr. 139338 JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY
With original linocut from 'A Christmas Carol' signed by Jim Rimmer

JIM RIMMER’S PIE TREE PRESS & TYPE FOUNDRY.

(Heavenly Monkey).

A Descriptive Checklist of Books 1996 - 2008. Introduction by Will Rueter

  • (Vancouver, B.C., Canada): Heavenly Monkey, 2023.
  • 4to
  • quarter cloth with printed paper sides
  • 25, (3) pages

Price: $950.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 139338

First edition limited to 45 numbered copies signed by Will Rueter on the colophon, of which this is one of 25 standard copies with a linocut frontispiece from A Christmas Carol signed by Jim Rimmer. Prospectus loosely inserted. A fine copy.

From the colophon: "This book has been printed & bound by Rollin Milroy at Heavenly Monkey. The text is set in Cloister & printed from polymer plates. All samples of metal types were cast by Jim Rimmer & are printed here from the metal. The Guarro paper was dampened & printed with HM's Ostrander-Seymour handpress. The prints and ornament cards included were acquired from a bookseller who knew Jim."

From the Heavenly Monkey website: "Many people know Jim Rimmers name in the context of his metal & digital type designs, or his work printing for others. But the handful of books he issued from his own imprint are less well known, for several reasons. Some editions were small, 50 copies or less. Some editions were never fully issued. HMs book, sparked by the acquisition of 45 linocuts from two of his books after his death in 2010, is an introduction to his private printing for people who have never seen the actual books.

In addition to his type designs, Jim was known for his vibrant multi-color linocuts. Each copy of HMs checklist includes, as a frontis, a print from one of his books (A Christmas Carol, 1998 or Shadow River, 1996-98). A group of 45 prints, each initialed by Jim, was acquired shortly after his death in 2010; the number available determined the books edition (40 numbered copies for sale, five hors commerce).

The checklist section is preceded by a four-page profile of Jim written by his friend and colleague Will Rueter, of The Aliquando Press. This was adapted from an article originally published in The Devils Artisan in 2003. The book ends with a three-page section displaying seven types Jim cut and cast in metal (Duensing Titling, Nephi Mediaeval, Stern, Juliana Oldstyle, Fellowship, Quill & Cree Syllabic). )

The book (4to, 27 pp.) was set in Cloister Oldstyle (one of Jims favorites) and printed in two colors on dampened (and very old) Guarro laid paper. The endpapers were stained with acrylic paint."