Santa Cruz: The Good Book Press [Peter and Donna Thomas], 1985. Limited Edition. Accordion. No. 19 of 28 copies "hand made for Donna's birthday", miniature, 9 pp., signed at the colophon by "P. and D. Thomas" Fine. Item #20111102
The Twenty-Third Psalm is one of the best-loved in the Judeo-Christian biblical tradition, with the message of comfort and hope it has brought to countless across the millennia.
This lovely miniature book, by the incomparable book artists Peter and Donna Thomas, presents the text with the opening phrase serving as the title page, and the rest of the psalm spread over the successive four accordion-style pages, hinting at the continuity of the blessed word.
Peter and Donna Thomas started their press in 1976; in 1988 (three years after this book was published) they changed the name of their press from the "Good Book Press" to their names. They are "one of very few presses where the proprietors write the text, create the art for the illustrations, make the paper, handset the type, print on a letterpress, and bind the book" (n.b., Bradbury p. 302).
One of only 28 copies made "for Donna's birthday", published March 31, 1985. Scarce in the marketplace, with no other copies online as of this writing, no auction records, with OCLC recording eight copies in institutional hands.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full light blue paper over boards, the text block accordion-style so that it can be pulled forward and opened, gilt lettering on the front, text pages on Peter's blue handmade paper, printed letterpress; miniature (2.5" by 1.75"),  pp.
___CONDITION: Fine overall, the boards clean and without wear, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; lightly bumped at the head and tail of the spine, else as new.
___CITATION: Bradbury, Peter and Donna Thomas, no. 14.
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