It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man,
in possession of a good press, must be in want of a project.
The Bowler Press is pleased to announce that reserves are now being accepted for
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
with engravings by Jarrett Morrison
1 beloved novel
No private press has undertaken such a small edition of this novel. Hardly a private press today will undertake a work of such length, and choose to hand-set it. So why do we? We love Jane. Moreso, we love Pride and Prejudice. And we know others do too. Favourite stories are treasures. We like to design them that way.
The project, however, leaves us gobsmacked when we consider the quantity of materials needed, and needed altogether, and the costs therein. Although we are breaking it up into 3 volumes, as it was originally published by T. Egerton in 1813, all the materials must be purchased together, so that everything will match when the books are put together on (your) shelf at the conclusion of the project.
The text will be hand-set in Fournier, with the accompanying italic, from English Monotype matrices at the Bixler Letterfoundry in Skaneateles, NY, and printed letterpress on natural white Zerkall mouldmade paper. Each volume will feature a dozen+ illustrations, including a multi-colour frontispiece. There will be two binding presentations:
Standard, $1500, will be quarter-bound in dark green Japanese Asahi with offset-printed patterned paper over boards and slipcased. Prospectus included. 114 numbered copies, including 4 copies for private distribution.
Deluxe, $3500, will be bound in full leather honey book-calf, tooled in gold-leaf, boxed in a half-leather clamshell with a suite of prints. Prospectus included. 24 lettered copies, including 2 copies for private distribution.
Advance Purchase DiscountsPrices are in CAD.
20% with Full Payment — This purchase may be divided into 3 instalments payable over a period of 4 months. The first instalment is due within 2 weeks of placing an order. The second instalment is due 2 months following, the third another 2 months following. Postage fees are due when each of the books is complete.
10% Volume-by-Volume — Payment of Vol.1 is due within 2 weeks of placing an order; payment of Vol.2 is due when Vol.1 is complete; payment of Vol.3 is due when Vol.2 is complete. Postage fees are due at the time of issue for each volume.
Please contact the press regarding methods of payment.
How long will it take?
The forecast calls for 12-14 months for each volume, once we've attained our fundraising goal of $20,000.
How are you raising the necessary funds?
We're also doing something a little different this time around. In addition to accepting our normal pre-sales at a discount of 20% with full prepayment, we are hosting a special 41-day campaign on crowdfunding site, IndieGoGo. For contributions to the fundraising initiative, supporters will receive a variety of rewards based on contribution levels. Rewards include project themed ephemera, including bookmarks, book plates, an invitation to the Netherfield Ball, broadsides and more. Visit our IndieGoGo campaign site:
What if I don't want to use IndieGoGo?
Book reserves are available directly from The Bowler Press. Perk rewards, however, are only available through the online campaign. Need help? Contact The Bowler Press.
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|Fournier roman and italic (digital)|