A4. The Tale of Cara-Sou and His Magic Word

A4. The Tale of Cara Sou and His Magic Word

A4. Peter Papermaker. The Tale of Cara-Sou and His Magic Word. Santa Cruz, California: The Good Book Press, 1978.

28 x 21.5 cm (11” x 8 ½”), 12 pages, 9 copies.

Binding: Orange and black Guatemalan cloth over boards. End sheets plum. Paper: White, called “Sabot” in colophon, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Handset Goudy Thirty, Hadriano Stone Cut, and ornamental initials; initials and title in red. Notes: One unnumbered copy differs in that it is bound in a portfolio full-bound in striped cloth.

“The text is a fairy tale I wrote. The small edition is explained by the fact that this was the first book printed exclusively on my handmade paper. At the time it was hard to make large quantities of handmade paper because of lack of skill and inferior equipment.”