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Hamilton - A History in Headlines

Threatening Heaven

by Rainer Maria Rilke
Introduction and translations by Robert Bly
Design, illustrated, printed by Richard Zauft
Innerer Klang Press, Boston
2004

Twelve poems in German by Rainer Maria Rilke with an introduction and English translations by Robert Bly. Letterpress printed in two sections sewn into a four-panel monoprint illustration that includes images of constellations, grids, and symbols. Soft-bound in a double-gate folding structure that opens to reveal title page next to colophon page. Text paper is Johannot white; the monoprint is printed on Coventry rag vellum white; soft bound covers are handmade “leather hide” paper from India.Typefaces are Diotima for German text (printed in black); Palatino italic for English translation (printed in gray); Palatino caps for titles (printed in silver); and Gothic German initials designed by Richard Zauft (printed in red). Printed in an edition of 50 copies, 40 are available for acquisition.

“Ich glaube an Alles noch nie Gesagte”
(“I believe in all that’s never yet been spoken”)

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Bird of Time: Haiku of Bashō

by Matsua Bashō
Introduction and Translations by Lucien Stryk
Designed, letterpress printed, and bound by Richard Zauft
Flatlands Press
1983

Matsua Bashō, 1644-1694, is considered by many Japanese to be their country’s greatest poet. He almost singlehandedly established the value of haiku. These seventeen haiku are presented in a five-seven-five page sequence to echo the tradition syllable cadence of a single haiku verse. The text paper is Frankfort White, with Inlaid Gingko and Cha-u-ke endsheets, and handmade Sudare Olive cover papers. The type is hand-set Lydian. Binding is in the traditional Japanese double thread side-sewn style. Letterpress printed in a limited edition of 50 copies.

Year’s end, all
corners of this
floating world, swept.

— Bashō

Poem For the Maple Leaves

by Andrea Musher
Designed, illustrated, letterpress printed, and bound by Richard Zauft
Flatlands Press
1982

A single poem bound as a tri-fold pamphlet with fold-out illustration. Text paper is Niddegan with handmade raffia paper wrapper. Type is Centaur and Arrighi hand-set foundry. Letterpress printed in a limited edition of 50 copies.

I find you at times
like stumbling into a wall in the dark…

— Andrea Musher

Love Birds Nest Sample No. 3

by Richard Zauft
Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by Richard Zauft
Fragile Press
1999

A unique book featuring a single poem, topographic maps, and a shredded paper bird nest.

I found you in the Wisteria
and in my hands held you
like a glass specimen
weightless and fragile.

— Richard Zauft

Love Birds Nest Sample No. 4

by Richard Zauft
Designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by Richard Zauft
Fragile Press
1999

A unique book featuring a single poem, topographic maps, and a shredded paper bird nest.

Not one, but two
not two, but many
not now, but then,
not if, but when.

— Richard Zauft

Hamilton Wood Type Sampler

Fifteen small broadsides letterpress printed at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum by students in the Book Arts Workshop, UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, led by Professor Richard Zauft, in 2002. Rivet bound between birch plywood. Edition of 20.

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A portfolio of sixteen broadsides letterpress printed by students in the Book Arts Workshop, UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, led by Professor Richard Zauft, in 2000. Edition of 20.

Hamilton Wood Type: A History in Headlines

by Bill Moran, Robert Style, Dennis Ichiyama, and Richard Zauft
Photographs by David Ray Carson
Blinc Publishing
2004

A history of wood type, the Hamilton Company, and the establishment of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in 1999. The book is dedicated to the memory of Rob Roy Kelly (1924-2004,) designer, educator, historian, and author of the seminal book, American Wood Type, 1828-1900.