22 May 2007

Third & Elm Press

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I recently discovered the web site of Third & Elm Press, a print shop based in Newport, Rhode Island, founded in 1965 by Alexander and Ilse Buchert Nesbitt. Using only hand set type, the press prints and publishes limited edition books on an 1897 Golding platen press and original woodcuts on an 1830 Acorn hand press. Since Alexander's death in 1995, Ilse has continued their work. The web site is comprehensive and reveals Ilse's unique method of printing multiple colors from one block of wood.

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