The Writer, the Madman & the Printer. Notes on a Writer’s
Artistic License/Or, Setting the Record Straight.
Winchester & Carol J. Blinn. 2002.
Winchester, author of the best-selling title, The Professor and
the Madman, reveals all! His fascinating book about the creation
of the Oxford English Dictionary left the reader with one last mystery.
Who was that famous talented designer-printer lady from western
Massachusetts? You guessed it! This sweetly decorated piece puts
Simon to shame and tells the real story of their meeting and how
they came to be fast friends. Simon has amended his Author’s
Notes from the book and I have added my own two cents.
1/2 by 9 inches high; 12 pages; letterpress printed; the type is
Spectrum, the paper is Mohawk Superfine; handsewn booklet glued
into luminous cloth-covered boards; illustrated with a sprinkling
of stars and hearts with a silly, typographically created portrait
of the printer.
edition of 120 copies; signed by Simon and Carol.