A13. The First Christmas Story
A13. The Bible. The First Christmas Story. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1980.
25.5 x 17 cm (10” x 6 ¾”), 18 pages, 40 copies.
Binding: Quarter-bound in tan pigskin and German ochre paper. Title in red on cover. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set Centaur; initial in red. Illustration: Two small ornaments on title page, opening initial letter, and six illustrations that are set within an ornamental border; all are linocuts by Donna Thomas.
“The text is from the Bible: Luke 2: 1-18. We mounted the ornamental border on a block with a space cut out of it. This way all of the illustrations could be printed using the same border. The paper for this book was made at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Novato, CA.”