A16. The Farmer's Magic

A16. The Farmer's Magic.

A16. Peter Thomas. The Farmer's Magic. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1981.

70 x 47.5 mm (2 ¾” x 1 7/8”), 26 pages, 130 copies.

Binding: Quarter-bound in brown sheepskin and marbled paper made by Kate Christoon. Title in gold on spine. Paper: Copies 1-90 white, handmade by Peter Thomas. Copies 91-130 white, handmade at Hayle Mill. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set Centaur. Illustration: Six linocuts by Donna Thomas.

“The text is a fairy tale that I wrote. The reason there are two types of paper was I still had scraps of the Hayle paper laying around, and I didn’t want to waste them. Also it was still real hard work making any quantity of handmade paper.”