A99. Half Dome

A99. Half Dome

A99. Peter and Donna Thomas. Half Dome: A Climbing History. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2000.

76 x 57 mm (3” x 2 ¼”), 32 pages, 130 copies.

Binding: Coptic binding. Covers are redwood boards. Title stamped in silver on cover. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Letterpress. Typography: Monotype Gill Sans. Illustration: Seven linocuts by Donna Thomas; five are 3-color prints, two are single-color in black.

“The first time Donna climbed the cable ladder to the top of Half Dome the man in front of her was meeting friends who were rock climbers summiting the north face. Observing their euphoria as they summited, Donna decided to make a book about the discovery and first ascents of Yosemite’s Half Dome. This was the first time Donna made a multiple block, color linoleum cut print for one of our books.”

Peter and Donna Thomas