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Re: [BKARTS] Benjamin Franklin's Apology For Printers



An academic and media monopoly is contrary to the existence of a free
marketplace of ideas.


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From: "Robert Tauber" <tauber.1@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2005 11:30 AM
Subject: Benjamin Franklin's Apology For Printers


The Ohio State University Libraries Logan Elm Press
announces a limited edition of the
"Apology for Printers"
to be published on the occasion of
The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary 1706-2006

Benjamin Franklin's short essay on the importance of a free marketplace of
ideas first appeared in his Pennsylvania Gazette on June 10, 1731. ¶ This
Logan Elm Press edition, with an introduction by Peter Givler, Executive
Director of the Association of American University Presses, is accompanied
by a multicolor reduction woodcut portrait of Franklin by Sidney Chafetz,
OSU Professor Emeritus of Art. ¶ Peter Givler writes and lectures on the
world of scholarly publishing and the stresses and opportunities created by
the new communications technologies. ¶ Sidney Chafetz has produced an
internationally acclaimed body of work as a printmaker that includes
numerous portraits of authors and cultural icons. His multicolor reduction
woodcut portrait of Franklin for this edition was printed by cutting away
portions of the woodblock's surface after each color was printed, repeating
this process of cutting and printing until almost none of the woodblock's
surface remained.¶The text was composed in Langston Caslon 337, the close?
version to Franklin's types, and printed on a Vandercook Proofing Press on
Rives Heavyweight mouldmade paper off photopolymer plates. ¶ Limited to 150
numbered and signed copies, the edition will be handsewn into a non-adhesive
self-wrapped structure of Hahnemühle Bugra and Zerkall papers over boards,
and will be available in January 2006, priced at $250.00 per copy. ¶
Included with each copy is a separate Broadside of Franklin looking over a
freshly printed sheet. ¶ Copies can be ordered before January 31, 2006 at
the pre-publication price of $125.00, which includes Ohio sales tax &
insured shipping. ¶To reserve your copy(s) now at the pre-publication price,
please send a check, or a purchase order, made out to OSU Libraries Logan
Elm Press, Attn: Robert Tauber, 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Room 011, Columbus,
OH 43210-1286.¶ For further information, please contact: tauber.1@xxxxxxx or
phone: (614) 688-3973.



Robert Tauber
Book Arts Specialist
OSU Libraries
Logan Elm Press
1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Room 011
Columbus, OH 43210-1286
Phone: (614) 688-3973
Cell: (614) 330-0974
Fax: (614) 292-7859
E-Mail: tauber.1@xxxxxxx

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