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Artists books

Angie Butler / Pet Galerie Press / ABPress, Bristol, UK

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Fond Farewells, 2016
ABPress and The Caseroom Press

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Traditional English words we say to each other on parting are printed on vintage handkerchiefs (His and Hers) folded into pages and bound with covers cut from old-fashioned dress and suit fabrics. A recognition that often favourite or well used words are disappearing alongside the passing of generations.

Printed letterpress onto vintage handkerchiefs. Worsted and linen union fabric cover cut with pinking shears, machine stitched. Two volumes (His & Hers).

£52 (plus P&P and insurance)

The Object of Our Affection, 2017

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As the pages are turned, three narratives reveal literary facts, anecdotes, and quotes about what books mean to us. The book informs its reader about how and why it - and other books - are constructed in this way. Various papers and inclusions of other materials can be handled and relate to observations around language, text, paper and reading.

Edition 12, 200 x 285mm.

£195 (plus P&P and insurance)

Kyaak, 2015
ABPress

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'Kyaak' lists the names of six fine traditional Scottish cakes printed letterpress on to recipe style cards alongside definitions taken from a 1968 Chambers' dictionary, purchased from Last Century Books, Innerleithan, Scotland. A small accompanying pamphlet discusses the origins of the Scottish Kyaak (cake). All items enclosed within a gingham lined hardback folio, presented in a letterpress-printed baker's paper bag.

Hand set and printed at Deuchar Mill, Yarrow, in Summer 2015 by Angie Butler, ABPress.

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