This small broadside celebrates gannets, those magnificent seabirds, with a 1652 description:        …being birds that mount Like faulcons       i’th Aire and when they see their Prey  Strike into the water.                                                           — Laws of the Isle of Man, 1652Designed, engraved and printed by Abigail Rorer. Text set in Goudy Open and Perpetua. 6.5″ x 11″. Edition […]

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An experimental broadside with a somewhat absurdist text, although upon reflection it actually makes sense. The text reads thus: Unto harmonious communitiesCometh tymes & tydes which exculpateth andExpandeth into the abyss some who dwelleth thereinAnd casteth them about amidst tempests & whirlwindsTo moistly procreate and vainly die. Relief engraving and letterpress. Edition of 4. 12

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The Wood Frog

A small broadside with a quote by Thoreau on the wood frog: Can you ever be sure that you have heard the first wood frog in the township croak? Ah, how weatherwise must he be!…He pitches and tunes his voice to chord with the rustling leaves which the March wind has dried. Long before the

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The Fox

This broadside is an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s Journal dated Saturday, January 30, 1841, printed in gray and black with two engravings and an engraved initial. The type is Perpetua with Goudy Open titling on either Fabriano Rosapina Bianco or Rives Heavyweight White. The text begins: Suddenly, looking down the river, I saw a

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Virginia Woolf

This small broadside is an excerpt from the writings of Leonard Woolf wherein he describes his wife, Virginia, using the pseudonym “Aspasia’. The typeface is Perpetua and there are two engravings, a hand-colored portrait of Virginia Woolf and an engraving of the two elms at their home, Monks House. The text reads as follows: When

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Moose Were Silently Watching

An engraving with a short quote from Henry David Thoreau’s book The Maine Woods. The typeface is Perpetua on Zerkall Book and reads: We remembered also that moose were silently watching us… Designed, engraved and printed by Abigail Rorer. Engraving with letterpress. 3.5 x 5.75. Edition: 75 copies, the first 40 with the Thoreau quote.

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Surely Joy

Set in Perpetua on Rives, this broadside is Thoreau’s well-known “Surely Joy….” quote with an engraving of the myriads of creatures mentioned. The quote reads: Surely joy is the condition of life. Think of the fry that leap in ponds, the myriads of insects ushered into being of a summer’s evening, the incessant note of

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Bufo the First

Celebrating the reign of Bufo the First, this broadside takes for its text an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s May 1, 1857 journal entry with an engraving and engraved signature. Set in Baskerville on Rives BFK, the text begins: First notice the ring of the toad, as I am crossing the Common in front of

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Set in Perpetua on Rives, this broadside is Thoreau’s famous quote from his well-known, 1854 “Slavery in Massachusetts” speech/essay. The text reads: It chanced the other day that I scented a white water lily, and a season I had waited for had arrived. It is the emblem of purity. It bursts up so pure and

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Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Walden; or Life in the Woods by Henry D. Thoreau, this broadside has a hand-colored engraving of the view of Walden Pond from Thoreau’s cabin site. The text is taken from the chapter ‘The Ponds” from Walden and begins: Of all the characters I have known, perhaps Walden wears

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