CORDES PRESS

Fine Press Publisher

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Cordes Press publishes letterpress editions of the unusual erotic, poetic and Japanese Yokai inspired works of literature illustrated with wood engravings.

Lust Poem by Simon Casimir Wilson with a 3 colour woodblock print by Ralph Kiggell now published.

The Vampire Cat of Nabishima with 2 multi-coloured woodblock prints is being proofed.

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LUST POEM - NOW PUBLISHED

Simon Casimir Wilson

Alphabet books are often instructive as well as rhyming but always short, fun and usually colourful - this book is a alphabet of lust to a woman complete with a double page spread of a 3 colour woodcut from Ralph Kiggell printed on Bunkoshi Antique Japanese paper.

The main text is the first use of a new face, Johnson Sans designed by Lawrence Beck and is to be printed James Freemantle at his St James Park Press on Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten 130gsm Mallow Pink paper from Purcell's. The book is bound by Roger Grech in Bamberger Kaliko orange-yellow cloth with Canson Mi-Teintes endpapers.

Standard copies priced at £155 and 10 specials in pink quarter leather housed in a slip case are £220. 

Order your copy via kevin@cordespress.com

The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima - Revealed at
The FPBF, Oxford March 5-6th.

In Japanese mythology and folklore there are arguably 5 types of Yokai cats and although some are good and bad tempered, it is the Bakeneko cats that attract the interest due to their inherent evil from which generations of woodcut artists have derived inspiration with a new version with 2 woodcuts currently being proofed. 10 specials at £420 with folding slipcase and 40 ordinaries at £220 with optional slipcase at £45.

 
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