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On 28, Feb 2013 | In | By Lucia

A Scandal in Bohemia

An extensive letterpress project featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia, the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories.

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All body type was cast in hot metal Baskerville (specifically Intertype’s Baskerville, based on the original punches and recut under the direction of Stanley Morison), one 20-pica line at a time on a 1957 Intertype Linecasting machine (with the exception of chapter opening ornaments and the half-title Fraktur initials, which were cast on a Ludlow Typograph).

All interior pages were printed on a 1963 Heidelberg Windmill press.

The cover plate and half-title foil stamping were completed on a hand-fed Chandler & Price platen press.

Each volume is hand-bound utilizing various techniques, an edition of 50. (Please contact me for availability.)

Project completed at Ackley Publishing Company in Ackley, Iowa.