Karen Hanmer

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Gallery: History & Culture

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Title: Melville Sheets

Melville Sheets

Melville Sheets

A Melville Bicentenary: Three tales by Herman Melville on the anniversary of his birth.
Sold in unfolded sheets | $40

Available through Etsy.

Bartleby, the Scrivener

The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids (inspired by the author’s 1851 visit to the Crane and Company paper mill in western Massachusetts in 1851)

Billy Budd, Sailor

Eleven signatures: nine of five folios, two of four folios, 212 pages total. Includes four matching blank sheets for use as endpapers.
unfolded page size (short grain) 8.5 x 11”
folded text block: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5/8"

Formatted from public domain text and laser printed onto 70 lb text weight "natural" white paper (close to the tone of Arches text).

Also available: ruled text blocks