Since its founding in 1974, Meadow Press publications have been printed
letterpress from metal types on mouldmade and handmade papers with
emphasis on hand techniques, special attention to high standards in
craft and to harmony of design and text. All copies are signed.
Artist's Proof A brief history, extensive type and ornament specimen and checklist of Meadow Press publications, 1974-1990. Paste paper frontispiece by Leigh McLellan. Handset in the press's forty-eight typefaces on nineteen different papers, mostly mouldmade, and printed in many colors by letterpress at the whimsy of the printer. A few sheets were composed by computer and xeroxed. 100 copies are enclosed in a white Arches cover portfolio with a gray Roma label and button-and-cord closure. 23 broadsides. 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. $100 View Artist's Proof
Black Waters A song by Jean Ritchie mourning the destruction of the Kentucky mountains by coal mining. Title and music calligraphy by Georgianna Greenwood. Linoleum cut of a sumac tree by Leigh McLellan in spring green, pale green, grey and pale pink. 75 copies on handmade Monarch with Times New Roman types. 20 x 15 inches tall. $75 View Black Waters
The Urn A poem by Malcolm Cowley and a pen-drawn landscape by his friend Peter Blume. 170 copies printed for Charles Seluzicki in black and terra cotta on a soft yellow ground using buff Arches cover. Set in Garamond and Goudy types. 12 x 19 1/2 inches tall. $50 View The Urn
Variations on a Phrase A collaboration between two old friends, well-known poet David Gascoyne and artist Stanley Hayter. 170 copies printed for Charles Seluzicki. A pale orange and blue brush-drawn figure, and Spectrum and Castellar types on Stonehenge paper. 22 x 15 inches tall. $45 View Variations on a Phrase
Small Hymns A delicately glistening poem by Joyce Carol Oates accompanied by a starburst illustration by Mary Ann Hayden in pink, deep royal blue, and silver. 100 copies printed for William Ewert on white Arches cover in Centaur and Arrighi types. 11 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches tall. $40 View Small Hymns
Ensoulment A poem by William Heyen celebrating the regeneration of life. Linoleum cut of a milkweed blossom overprinted in soft avocado, mauve pink and sepia. 100 copies printed for William Ewert on buff Arches cover in Garamond types. 12 x 19 1/2 inches tall. $40 View Ensoulment
Cracked Open A poem by Barbara Luck about growing up. Merry drawings of elves by Charles Aquilina. 100 copies in deep blue, burgundy, yellow and silver with Deepdene types and Spectrum stars on cream Frankfurt paper. 7 1/2 x 22 inches tall. A few copies left. $40 View Cracked Open
Order type specimen, books, and broadsides: All orders payable in advance by check to "Leigh McLellan," except institutions and booksellers. (Sorry, credit cards orders are not taken.) California residents add appropriate sales tax. Add $4.00 postage for one copy, $2.00 for each additional copy, shipped book rate, insured. Booksellers' discount: 14 copies: 25%, 59 copies: 30%, 10 or more copies: 35%.