Rocket Ephemera

By: Jonathan Stephenson

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 80 sets, each of which contains 55 pieces of ephemera designed and letterpress printed by Jonathan Stephenson at the Rocket Press in Oxfordshire between 1985 & 1994. 4to Clamshell Box. 13 1/4 x 9 inches. 59 ephemeral pieces printed from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s; one piece with a crushed corner, all else in lovely condition. Housed in a clam-shell box covered in brown cloth, colophon pasted-down inside the front cover, printed paper spine, front and rear cover labels; binding square and tight. MM319-039. Fine. Different sets contain different numbers of ephemera; this set has 59, including 2 copies of Leonis Limited letterhead. Among the various pieces included here are several birth and death announcements, business cards, letterhead (one with an envelope), bookplates, announcements, invitations, menus, and much more. From 1981 to 1994, The Rocket Press was one of the few modern private presses in Britain that operated full-time. The main function of the press was to create aesthetically unique and high-quality letterpress books both under its own imprint as well as for other publishers. Ephemeral printing was also done to allow for new design challenges and to generate additional cashflow. Most notably, The Rocket Press was commissioned by McMillan Publishers, London, to print Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass from the original 92 wood blocks which were discovered in the vaults of the National Westminster Bank, Covent Garden, London, in 1985.

Title: Rocket Ephemera

Author Name: Jonathan Stephenson

Categories: Ephemera,

Publisher: Blewsbury, Oxfordshire, Rocket Press: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: MM319-039

Keywords: Fine Press, Fine Printing, Rocket Ephemera, Jonathan Stephenson, Rocket Press