Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Visit with the Jinns




 Hello to everyone!


A quick update on what we’ve been working on.

Test prints for the Sime artwork in Lost Tales 6 by Dunsany look great so I will begin scoring those and then assembling the book for sewing and binding.

We now have a few copies of Dark Dreamlands 1 through 3 {signed edition} just back from binding.  These will be the last that we bind for quite some time.  Only 4 available.

Here is a peek at the new edition I’ve started printing.

Printed on Moonstone French laid paper using violet ink.  This Limited Edition will be uniform in size with the Oversize Dark Dreamlands editions.





Friday, May 20, 2022

A Fold In Time Dunsany




Hello to our friends and collectors!

Here is a glimpse of the recently printed title page for Lost Tales Volume 6 by Lord Dunsany.

I’ve completed most of the printing for the edition and have been folding pages and wearing my fingerprints off!  You can see more about this latest offering here at the website.

There will be a small number of the Limited illustrated editions of Dark Dreamlands  1 and 2 by H.P. Lovecraft coming off weight from the bindery next month and are available to reserve.  These will be the last copies bound for quite a while as we catch up with the Lost Tales series.  You can see more about these Michael Hutter embellished oversized books here at the HPL page.  

Signed copies of Dark Dreamlands 3 are currently available in small numbers to reserve.

Rita is in the bindery busy with finishing a boxed set of Lost Tales 1-3 by Lord Dunsany for auction soon.  She is also working on the other Lost Tales volumes.  The Golden Key and The Men of Baldfolk will follow soon.
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Back to work for us; stay safe everyone!

Mike and Rita
Pegana Press

Sunday, February 6, 2022

More Tales of Wonder




 Hello friends and collectors of Pegana Press!


We are pleased to announce Lost Tales 6 by Lord Dunsany is now available to order at the special Pre-Order price.

We are so excited with this Limited Edition.  

The new book will contain 5 unpublished and 3 uncollected tales, including an unpublished Jorkens story and an early play from Dunsany’s most Fantastic era.

More details and how to pre-order your copy may be found here at the website.

Warm regards

Mike and Rita


Sunday, December 19, 2021

The Color of Sime

 


We’re really excited to announce that we reached a licensing agreement with the Sime Gallery to reproduce some of the rare Sime oil paintings held in trust at the gallery.


We will be including several in Lost Tales Volume 6 along with rare, unpublished stories.

The Sime Gallery is run by volunteers and Trustees, visit their website and see some of the stunning paintings held there.  You can also donate or help fund the restoration and preservation of these unbelievable works by Sidney Sime.

To read more about our Lost tales series of limited Editions by Lord Dunsany you may view them here at the website.

More exciting news about the edition to follow soon…

Cheerio

Mike ands Rita

Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Lands of Light and Dark

 




Hello friends and collectors from Pegana Press!


I've begun preliminary work on assembling the contents for Lost Tales Volume VI by Lord Dunsany while waiting for permission from the Estate.

I have some lovely unpublished tales as well as a superbly mystical early play from his most fantastic times.

I am always on the lookout for an artist that can do justice to the Master's prose so if you have any suggestions feel free to share!

More about the Lost Tales series by Lord Dunsany may be found here.

Rita continues binding work on the last batch of Dark Dreamlands 3 by H.P. Lovecraft and we will keep you apprised as to progress.

I am nearing completion with the printing of the letterpress edition of Collector of the Port by Robert W. Chambers, illustrated by Robert H. Knox;  I should be done by month's end.

The special pre-order price for this edition will end in a couple of weeks.  More information about the edition, limited to 55 copies may be found here.

That's all for now, stay well and read copiously!

Warmly

Mike and Rita

Saturday, October 2, 2021

We visit the Neverland of Averoigne and the chill waters of upstate New York at Pegana Press




Currently working on two limited releases. A broadside print on thick pale gray paper of a magnificent triptych illustration from Jim Pitts accompanying the poem Averoigne by Clark Ashton Smith soon available on the website.

I found a fascinating story from Robert W. Chambers to print embodying his unique ability to weave the unreal with the mundane in this tale of redemption and fate....Aquatic and psychedelic rendering of new artwork from Robert H. Knox  to complete this chapbook wrapped in Nepalese gold and sea-green papyrus covers.  Available now to pre-order on the website.

At the bindery Rita continues work on more batches of Dark Dreamlands 3 by H.P. Lovecraft and Lost Tales V by Lord Dunsany.

Back to work for us!





Monday, July 26, 2021

Recent Press News

 




Press Activity

I've finished scoring, folding, trimming and gathering the signatures for Dark Dreamlands III by H,P, Lovecraft.  It's always a pleasure to finally see a book come together with it's illustrations and contents.  

I have the type set for the Clark Ashton Smith poem "Averoigne" that Jim Pitts is illustrating and will be presented as a multi-colour limited broadside soon.  I used the new Goudy 30 type from Mackenzie and Harris Foundry and it should look stunning when done.

Bindery Update
Rita is busy cutting the boards and endpapers for Dark Dreamland III and will begin binding them soon.
She has batches of Poseidonis The Age of Whelming by Clark Ashton Smith and The Men of Baldfolk by Lord Dunsany under weight and drying.
All Lord Dunsany Lost Tales editions that are reserved and already ordered are now under weight drying and will be ready to ship soon.
More copies of Dark Dreamlands I and II are being bound and should be ready presently.

Inventory Update

The Age of Whelming  by Clark Ashton Smith. Letterpress edition limited to 80 copies.  Illustrated by Justine Jones. 2 Copies available, ship date 6 weeks.
The Golden Key  by George MacDonald. Letterpress edition limited to 80 copies. Illustrated and signed by Charles van Sandwyk. 1 Copy available ships now.
The Men of Baldfolk and Other Fanciful Tales by Lord Dunsany.  Letterpress edition limited to 80 copies. Illustrated by Sidney Syme.  1 Copy available ships 6-8 weeks.
Dark Dreamlands I and II  by H.P. Lovecraft.  Letterpress editions limited to 100 copies.  Illustrated by Michael Hutter.  Taking orders. ships 8-10 weeks.
Lost Tales Volume IV by Lord Dunsany.  Letterpress edition limited to 80 copies.  Illustrated by Sidney Sime.  1 Copy available ships 4 weeks.
Paris by Hope Mirrlees.  Letterpress edition limited to 50 copies.  Illustrated with Parisian plates.  One copy left from press run ships now.

That's all for now, back to work for me....Read safely!