Holland Blind Twilight£25.00
Fresh off the press: John Martin Robinson’s second volume of memoirs, following on from Grass Seed in June. Publication to be launched at the College of Arms on the 22 of July (D.V.), copies now available to purchase online. A witty and sometimes mischievous romp through the world of architectural conservation in the 1970s and ’80s.
A classic of French Cookery by Claire de Praz. Her Oeufs à la Tripe should keep you safe from any future round-robin requests.
Cookery from a Guinness family home in Hampshire. Charmingly illustrated by Roland Pym, this is a unique and delightful book. Click this link to see inside this title.
A comprehensive collection of classic poetry, spanning all age groups and tastes. Click this link to see inside this title.
Alexander Pope’s Comic-Heroic classic, beautifully illustrated by Roland Pym in 1988 and first published by Mount Orleans Press this year. This will be a collector’s book in future years. Click here to see inside this title.
Earlier this year Mount Orleans Press published the first eight titles in the Crane Classics poetry series (above). With their attractive covers designed by Allegra FitzHerbert these books have been enormously successful, and would make ideal Christmas presents. We are offering a bargain 20% discount for the set of eight. Click HERE to buy online.
By Michael Hodges, another recently published title. This is a well illustrated Gazetteer to the properties, mainly churches, belonging to the Knights of St John before their disbandment by Henry VIII in 1540.
Print Production Services
I offer a full design, typesetting and printing service, producing books and catalogues in a range of formats from full leather gold tooled fine editions to spiral bound economic formats. I work on large and small projects and offer a personal service tailored to private clients.
Tools of the Trade
For typesetting and design I use the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite, relying mainly on InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. I specialize in clean and classical design styles, seeking to match the best of traditional typefaces to the style and character of the text, as well as the print processes and paper surfaces to be used.
Typographic background and printing experience
My publishing career began in the early 1980s working in London for Bettina Tayleur and then Octopus Books. In 1986 I married and moved to the country where I set up The Letter Press of Cirencester, which I ran with my wife Kate Rous (1960-2011). In 2017 I sold the business and started working freelance, specializing in book and catalogue design and production, as well as offering other print services. For me this takes me back to my earliest career in book production, working for Bettina Tayleur producing titles for various publishers on subjects such as Eric Ravilious and John Nash before going on to work with Octopus Books.
At the same time as running The Letter Press of Cirencester I have produced a steady flow of books, starting with Biddesden Cookery in 1987. In 2003 I helped found St Omers Press, the publishing imprint of Stonyhurst College, of which I am a Director. I have designed, typeset and produced numerous titles of varied character and style for St Omers and have arranged and overseen printing of these titles at print centres all over the world.
I offer a personal service at competitive prices; I am quick to respond and work to deadlines. Over the past year I have produced books on heraldry for the Knights of Malta, a guidebook for a private country house, books for the International Crane Foundation and the Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust as well as various other private commissions. I can take on all projects, however large or small.
I am ready to discuss any project large or small: please email me or call me on +44 (0)7773 426812