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A publisher of limited-edition letterpress books based in London run by Kevin Cordes.

The main subjects of the published books are mostly ancient Japanese fairy tales  or the weird and macabre nature of Yokai stories and separately, American science fiction short stories by authors as diverse as Jack Vance and Kurt Vonnegutt.


I publish books that are printed by James Freemantle at his St James Park Press and use handmade, mould made and Japanese papers to augment the woodblock prints that most of the books are illustrated with as well with original wood engravings and hand painted images by established and new artists such as Paul Binnie and Ewa Kropiewnicka.


Bindings and slipcases are by Roger Grech that are sympathetic to the genres of titles published.


Works published by Cordes Press have been purchased and can now be viewed at public institutions such as the Weston Library (Bodleian Library), Knight Library, University of Oregon and by fine press book dealers and in private collections.

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