A128. A Trans-California Ramble
(Background) A127. Peter and Donna Thomas. Spring Wildflower ABC. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2006.
73 x 56 mm (2 7/8” x 2 3/16”), 26 page-accordion, 150 copies.
Binding: Case-bound fold out accordion; bound in green stenciled paper over boards. Title and illustration by Donna Thomas on label on cover. Paper: White, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of twenty-six watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas.
“This is an alphabet book. The paintings are of twenty-six wildflowers, renderings of native flowers found in the California coast range with botanical names ordered from A to Z.”
(Front) A128. Peter and Donna Thomas. A Trans-California Ramble. Santa Cruz, California: Peter & Donna Thomas, 2006.
11 x 9 cm (4¼” x 3 5/8”), 8-pages, map on reverse, 50 copies.
Binding: 8-fold accordion, unfolds to reveal a map on the opposite side. Held by a dark green commercial paper sleeve. Illustration by Donna Thomas on label on sleeve. Cover has title John Muir's First Trip to Yosemite. Back cover has colophon. Map has title Trans-California Ramble. Paper: Off-white, handmade by Peter Thomas. Printing: Digital. Typography: Digitally set type and reproduction of text handwritten by Donna Thomas. Illustration: Reproductions of four watercolor paintings by Donna Thomas. Reproduction of watercolor map by Donna Thomas. Notes: Map traces the path that Peter and Donna Thomas walked to recreate the route John Muir took in 1868.
“This was made to promote our planned trip to walk across California. The trip was later documented in a commercial book, The Muir Ramble Route [F2], published by Poetic Matrix Press. I’m not sure that we made all fifty.”