A9. The Tale of Cara-Sou and His Magic Word
A9. Peter Papermaker. The Tale of Cara-Sou and His Magic Word. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1979.
28 x 21.5 cm (11” x 8 ½”), 14 pages, 30 copies
Binding: Quarter-bound in brown calfskin and rust-colored commercial paper. End sheets white. Rust-colored commercial paper dust jacket with title and illustration by Donna Thomas on cover. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Hand set Goudy Thirty, Hadriano Stone Cut, and ornamental initials; initials and title in red. Illustration: Two line drawings by Donna Thomas.
“This was the second edition of this book. The type was the same, but illustrations were added and the colophon changed. By this time papermaking was a little easier and so we could make more copies. The end pages are the first sheets of paper made using pulp beaten in my homemade Hollander beater.”