A24. The Dwarf - A Short History of a Short Man
A24. Peter Thomas. The Dwarf - A Short History of a Short Man. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1983.
38 x 76 mm (1 ½” x 3”), 44 pages, 150 copies.
Binding: Full-bound in brown sheepskin. Raised bands on spine. End sheets marbled, handmade by Peter & Donna Thomas. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Text is letterpress. Illustrations are digital. Typography: Hand set American Uncial and Hadriano; initial in red. Illustration: Reproductions of thirteen watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas.
“The text is a fairy tale I wrote. I had been planning to reprint this story as a miniature book for some time, but none of the type I had was right for the job. One day I found a case of used American Uncial. It was a short, squat typeface and inspired the short, squat format of the book. Later bindings have the title blind stamped on the cover.”