The works of Master Poldy : as compiled by Molly Bloom /

The Works of Master Poldy is the first-ever attempt to boil down the essence of Jame Joyce's seminal hero, Leopold Bloom, into a collection of his wide-ranging thoughts and quips. I collaborated with editor Steve Cole (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) on this book which has been designed, letterpress...

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Main Author: Murphy, Jamie (Printer) (book artist,, Printer)
Corporate Author: Distillers Press (Printer)
Other Authors: Joyce, James, 1882-1941, Stephen, Cole (Editor) (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: [Dublin, Ireland] : The Salvage Press, MMXIII [2013]
Edition:Standard edition.
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Summary:The Works of Master Poldy is the first-ever attempt to boil down the essence of Jame Joyce's seminal hero, Leopold Bloom, into a collection of his wide-ranging thoughts and quips. I collaborated with editor Steve Cole (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) on this book which has been designed, letterpress printed and hand bound in Dublin by Dublin based craftspeople. This is the first book produced under the imprint of The Salvage Press.
A typographic tribute to James Joyce's everyman Leopold Bloom, The Works of Master Poldy was designed by letterpress printer Jamie Murphy in collaboration with Stephen Cole of the LiberateUlysses project. The Works of Master Poldy takes as its point of departure the words of Molly Bloom, sleepily musing about her husband at bedtime: "well hes beyond everything I declare somebody ought to put him in the budget if I only could remember the half of the things and write a book out of it the works of Master Poldy yes." Here is that book, "as compiled by Molly Bloom," a series of twelve brilliantly colored letterpress dispatches from Leopold Bloom's day, each paired with a longer passage from his running interior monologue.
Item Description:Printed in an edition of 120 copies; deluxe edition numbered 1-20; standard edition numbered 21-120.
The Cushing Library/Lowman/Book Design copy is number92 and is signed by the printer.
"Designed and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy ... at Distillers Press, NCAD, Dublin. The wood types shown are from the Distillers Press collection ... The majority of the body text has been Monotype cast in fourteen point Baskerville series 169 by Phil Abel and Nick Gill at Hand & Eye Letterpress, London. The twenty four point Granby Inline that accompanies the wood type and the remaining justified Baskerville was set by hand. The edition has been printed ... on Zerkall 170 gsm mould made paper ... hand sewn and bound by Tom Duffy at his workshop at Dublin's Five Lamps"--Colophon.
Issued in slipcase.
Introduction by Anne Fogarty.
Purchased for the Al Lowman Printing Arts Collection and Research Archive by The Cushing Library.
Physical Description:40 unnumbered pages : color ; 39 cm
Production Credits:Designed by Jamie Murphy.
Related Items:The Cushing Library/Lowman/Book Design copy forms part of the Book Design Section of the Al Lowman Printing Arts Collection and Research Archive.