Pegana Press Books
"On the 1000th page of the Book of Flowery Tales it is told, with quaint devices and much conceit of ornament, how once the Wise Man of the North came down to the West on account of a challenge written out in yellow..."
--Lord Dunsany from The Book of Flowery Tales written 1917, previously unpublished. Available from Pegana Press.
Featuring five previously unpublished stories and four stories never collected in book form ranging from 1908 to 1955. With dark gods and dreaming poets, some really fine material, embellished with an exquisite watercolour Sidney Sime frontispiece not seen in print for 90 years. We wish to express our deepest appreciation to the Dunsany Estate for sharing these incredibly rare pieces from the Dunsany Castle archives.
Absurd 1939 Unpublished
The New Look 1953 Unpublished
Gondolas 1908 Uncollected
The Cup 1948 Uncollected
A Taste For Strategy 1955 Uncollected
The Vengeance of Thor 1929 Unpublished
The Tale of The Men of Baldfolk 1925 Unpublished
The Book of Flowery Tales 1917 Unpublished
Pens 1909 Uncollected
Quarter bound fine black silk moire spine with Florentine paper covered boards. Letterpress paper title glued along spine. Stygian black German endpapers surrounding sage green Hahnemühle laid and watermarked paper for the book. As with all of the books we offer from Pegana Press, this one has been hand type set and letterpress printed by Mike, hand sewn by Rita, and bound by Joel Radcliffe Ars Obscura Master Binders in a limited edition of 80 numbered copies.
$350 ON SALE $285.00
My copy of 'The Men of Baldfolk' arrived today and I have to say it is an absolute gem. The skill and care that went into everything from selecting the materials to designing, printing and then assembling this beautiful and stylish little volume are evident. In terms of fit and finish, it's a high quality production from cover to cover. It has already assumed pride of place on my shelf. Thank you Mike and Rita!
...and Thor said to the rest "It is even as we have dreamed. The years have been going by and the ages passing away; Time has been active here, and it grows late on Earth. Unstained and cold are the stones. It is later than we had dreamed."
--Lord Dunsany from The Vengeance of Thor written 1929, previously unpublished. Available from Pegana Press in The Men of Baldfolk & Other Fanciful Tales, in May 2016.
Now Also Available New Chapbook version, Coptic bound and hand sewn by Rita on stiff Lavender purple French paper covers using pale green Irish linen thread, Goudy Friar type for ornate titling letterpressed cover. See photos in slide show below.
Hi Mike and Rita,
I’m really looking forward to Dark Dreamlands, it looks like another beauty! I want you to know that I have really enjoyed “Baldfolk”. The Sime illustration is a nice addition. The artwork makes your already beautiful books that much more enticing.