The Old in Their Knowing

Robert Bringhurst
Berkeley, CA: Editions Koch, 2005

A sequence of 12 poems and translations based on Presocratic sources. Designed and printed letterpress from photo-polymer plates by Peter Koch. The English text is set in Giovanni Mardersteig’s Dante type, designed in Verona and cut by Charles Malin in Paris in 1954. The Greek source texts, printed on facing pages, are set in Christopher Stinehour’s Diogenes Greek, designed in Berkeley in 1996. 200 numbered copies have been printed on Hahnemühle Biblio paper, Smythe-sewn, and enclosed in letter­press printed wrappers with cover designs by Winifred McNeill. Signed by the author. 26 lettered copies have been printed on Serpa handmade paper, with a typographic cover designed by Bringhurst and printed on Magnolia handmade paper. Hand-bound at the press by Jonathan Gerken. Signed by the author and slipcased.

Book; 48 pp.    5.75 x 10 inches   226 copies.      

Numbered edition 1 - 200:  $75.00

Lettered edition A - Z:  $350.00