The new book (The Old Stile Press . . . the next ten years) is £45 (plus £4 p&p in UK).
A limited number of copies of the earlier book (The Old Stile Press . . . in the twentieth century) remains and these are £40 (plus £4 p&p in UK).
If you do not have a copy of the first book, you may like to have a copy of both books . . . at a special price of £75 (plus £6 p&p in UK).
There are 15 Special (or Archive) copies. These will include pages or spreads from almost all the books together with many other items. The box is still being designed but many copies have already been spoken for. The price of this Special Edition is £850.
We can safely assert that our first Bibliography (The Old Stile Press . . . in the twentieth century) was very well received when it was published ten years ago and is still highly regarded. Its aim to be entertaining and fun, as well as to contain all the information a librarian or bibliophile would need, was enthusiastically welcomed and it will not be surprising that, for this new volume, the same principles apply. This time, however, the whole book (as well as Clive Hicks-Jenkins’ fabulous cover painting!) is printed in full colour. Each of our books that has appeared since the last Bibliography was completed in 1999 here has two double page spreads with its bibliographical details and images photographed and printed in colour so that the bindings are shown as well as the interiors. Nicolas writes about each, with anecdotes and dramas of their production or of how they came into being. He also contributes a short look into the future of books which may become! Frances writes about what happens to all these books once they arrive in the house from the binders - finding and keeping customers, providing them with information and generally ‘delivering the goods’. Nancy Campbell has written an Introductory essay on the work of these ten years, with a great appreciation of the ethos in which the books come into being, the commitment of the artists and writers (where the text is contemporary) with whom the Press has worked, and then the books themselves.
Frances and Nicolas McDowall at The Old Stile Press
Catchmays Court, Llandogo, Monmouthshire NP25 4TN, UK. Phone & Fax: 44 (0)1291 689 226 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org