Ur-Text Volume I

Peter Rutledge Koch
Berkeley, California: Peter Koch, Printer, 1994

Ur-text, the concrete poem “wordswords,” is an icon in the form of a sacred medieval manuscript book translated into a typographic form and printed by Peter Koch. The text is composed in Monotype Goudy Text and printed on Serpa hand-made paper watermarked with the press logo. The pages are hand-sewn onto alum-tawed goatskin thongs and covered in calfskin vellum, with twisted calfskin and Tibetan bone bead clasps. Various binders have contributed to the design and execution of the vellum treatment.

Book; 248 pp.    4.25 x 6.5 inches   26 copies.       $2500.00