A2. The Dwarf: A Short History of a Short Man
A2. Peter Papermaker. The Dwarf: A Short History of a Short Man. Santa Cruz, California: Cowell Press, 1976.
20.5 x 12.5 cm (8” x 5”), 6 pages, 50 copies.
Binding: Unbound pamphlet. Housed in a green dust jacket. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas or various colors of commercial paper. Printing: Letterpress. Illustration printed from a photoengraving. Typography: Handset Bembo. Illustration: One illustration from a stock cut.
“The text is a fairy tale I wrote. This was the second printing project for my first printing class at University of California Santa Cruz’s Cowell Press. I printed a lot of copies on commercial paper I was using to make blank books at the Renaissance Pleasure Faires and printed three or four on paper I had made at the faire. I made a few pamphlet-stitched books using handmade paper. I did not sell any of the ones on commercial paper, and they are still in a box in our archives.”