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A new English private press



A new English private press is a rare thing, so I thought your list might=

like to hear of our developments. The AVENUE PRESS is a small press
dedicated to producing heavily illustrated, beautifully bound limited
edition books. Many will be on a natural history or conservation theme,
others will feature storytelling, poetry and myths and legends. All will
have numerous images and special editions with original prints or
slipcases.

Our first book is A WISDOM OF OWLS, the history and mythology, fact and
fiction, science and superstition of owls around the world. Details of it=

are below. If you would be interested in seeing extracts from the book
please contact me, David Bailey, on AvenuePress@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thankyou.=


David Bailey
Avenue Press

A WISDOM OF OWLS

Published in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the charity, The Barn=

Owl Trust.

This extraordinary work is a compendium of all things owlish: traditional=

stories from around the world, amazing facts from science and history and=

beliefs from different lands and cultures. Discover owl people, owl words=
,
owl quotes and the owls place in folklore, religion...and even cookery.

Prefaced by environmentalist and broadcaster Chris Packham, it has been
written by Philip Knowling, who, with the word owl in his surname was
clearly destined to create this book.  Heavily illustrated by Elizabeth
Rashley and Sarah Lawrence, the stunning  linocuts by turns elegant and
mysterious, comical and sad, bring the words to life. Elizabeth is
currently illustrating An Aquarium Alphabet to be published later in 1998=

by the Avenue Press, while Sarah is learning the traditional technique of=

icon painting.

Published in a numbered limited edition of 500 copies, signed  by artists=

and writer, case-bound in a specially designed binding. 96 pages. Three
double-page spreads and ten full-page linocut illustrations with many mor=
e
smaller images. Printed on Mellotex soft cream acid free paper, size 210 =
x
149mm. Price 25 pounds sterling plus postage and packing. Of these, 100 a=
re
available as a luxury edition with slip-case and a signed original linocu=
t,
printed by hand from the block, ideal for framing. Price 43.50 pounds
sterling  plus postage and packing.

Order from:
AVENUE PRESS,
54 The Avenue,
Newton Abbot,
Devon,
TQ12 2BY
England


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