Handbook of Ornament

Michael Poage
San Francisco, California: Black Stone Press, 1979

Handbook of Ornament is a suite of poems written in a sparse language that verges on the surreal. When issued, the book won several design awards and is a delight to hold and to read. Designed, handset in Romulus types imported from the Netherlands just for this edition, and printed letterpress by Peter Koch on Mohawk Superfine paper. Includes geometric typographic designs arranged by Koch and printed in yellow. 474 copies Smythe-sewn into ivory paper covers with an embossed typographic design. 26 copies hand-bound by Shelley Hoyt-Koch in yellow quarter cloth and ivory Fabriano Roma paper over boards with embossed design and printed spine label. Numbered and signed by the author.

Book; 54 pp.    4.75 x 9 inches   500 copies.      

Numbered edition 1-26 with hand-binding:  o.p.

Regular numbered edition:  $100.00