The Old School Press


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General Info

The press is situated between Seaton and Beer on the Jurassic Coast and prints and publishes new texts in limited editions generally with specially commissioned illustrations – printing history is a special interest. They use traditional letterpress techniques, metal type and fine papers. All books are hand bound to their designs.

Press and Type Info

The Old School Press has a Western proof press (30 inch), an Albion hand press (Royal), and a Chandler & Price treadle platen press (10 by 15). Their collection of type includes Hunt Roman, Optima, Perpetua, Caslon, Van Dijck and Romulus.

Books Published

  • Martyn Ould & Martyn Thomas, The Fell Revival (2000)

  • Martyn Ould, Oxford’s Ornaments (2007)

  • Martyn Thomas, John A. Lane & Anne Rogers, Harry Carter, Typographer (2005)

  • Martyn Ould, Stanley Morison & ‘John Fell’ (2003)

  • Harry Carter, Three Pieces (2005)

  • Martyn Ould, Printing at the Daniel Press (2011)

  • Martyn Ould and David Chambers, The Daniel Press in Frome (2011)

  • John Barcham Green, Paper making by hand in 1953(2017)

  • Ferdinand Ulrich, Zapf and Stauffacher (2018)

  • Martyn Ould, Printing at the University Press, Oxford, 1660-1780 (three volumes) (2015-2019)

Contact Details

www.theoldschoolpress.com

info@theoldschoolpress.com


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