A suite of poems to mark the centennial year of the 1916 Easter rising with artwork by Brian Maguire.
This new limited edition book by Gerard Smyth was designed, typeset by hand, letterpress printed and sewn by Jamie Murphy with assistance from Michael Simpson and Jordan Huysmans at the Salvage Press, Dublin.
The type used is 18 pint Monotype Caslon Old Face ( first released in 1916 ) cast into fonts at the Whittington Press, Cheltenham. Brian Maguire’s artwork has been printed from three magnesium plates after an original drawing made for this book. The slipcase and solander boxes were made by Tom Duffy at his workshop in Dublin’s Five Lamps area.
100 books have been completed. Numbered 11 to 100 are protected within slipcases, standard copies have been printed on 100 gsm Zerkall mouldmade. Numbered 1 to 10 are presented in cloth-covered solander boxes. De Luxe copies have been printed on a special making of 115 gsm Irish handmade wove produced by Mike Gibbs at Griffin Mill, Co Roscommon.