Item #17258 The White Alphabet. Circle Press, Ronald King.
The White Alphabet
The White Alphabet
The White Alphabet
The White Alphabet
The White Alphabet

The White Alphabet

[Guildford, England:]: Circle Press, 1984. One of 150 copies. Signed by Ronald King on the colophon. A pop-up letter emerges from each pair of facing pages in the accordion binding. Each letter in an embossed border. Handmade paper from J. Barcham Green cut and folded by Ronald Green with assistance from Joy Adams. Alan Smith at Penny Press in London assisted in the embossing. A fine copy. Bound in sycamore and beech boards made by the Circle Press. In a natural linen box made by Paul Haskell of Dorset Bookbinding Company. 5 in. x 11 in. [58] pp. Item #17258

“Circle Press, formed by Ron King in 1967, is both part of a tradition and a breaker of tradition. The stages of its life are marked not only by the individual natures of those whose books and prints it has published but also by the differing character of the decades through which it has passed. … The name Circle Press was chosen by Ron to suggest his vision of a group of like-minded persons working within a shared, supportive framework, a circle which over the period of time has enlarged to include over 100 artists and poets,” (Circle Press website).

Circle Press produced several other alphabet books, including Scenes from the Alphabet (1978), little but often (2007), and Alphabet Concertina (2007). Also see Cooking the Books: Ron King and the Circle Press, 1967-2002.

Price: $2,000.00

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