Fine Letterpress Books • Artists’ Books



Trains Trains, 1999
By Kathy and Gary Miller
1 3/4 by 2 7/8 inches
14 pages
Letterpress with Polaroid transfer photo illustrations with archival inks, by Kathy
Narrative by Gary
Concertina with hard spine
Bound in cloth by Kathy
Special Edition of 60, signed and numbered
Everybody loves railroads and trains! The sounds, the smells, and the trains themselves! Gary has written a reminiscence of childhood and a freight train. Wouldn't you like to go for a ride?

Dream Sequence Dream Sequence
Dream Sequence, Boxed Set, 1999
By Diane Weintraub
5 1/2 by 15 inches
Handmade by Diane
Edition of 10, signed and numbered
A box as dark as night with stars and dreams just within reach. This boxed set includes the four miniature books in the Dream Sequence series nestled in their own removable bed, with the sky housed in the lid above. The outer lid features a collage of various images from the Dream Sequence books under a scrim of “stars” and “clouds.” The box stands on four frosted glass legs. For descriptions of the four books (also available individually), please visit our online catalog.

mightier than . . . mightier than . . . , 2000
By Kathy Miller and Diane Weintraub
2 3/4 by 3 inches
40 pages. 6 leaves printed by handset letterpress on imported Japanese Hosokawa Ohban, four of which are wrapped in hand-dyed silk. Hand-bound in Celadon imported Japanese book cloth with bronze mesh sash.
Geode tied to sash with claret mesh.
Edition of 33, signed and numbered
Life is fragile, and yet people survive against all odds. In this collaboration between Kathy and Diane every material used echoes the theme: Japanese rice paper that looks delicate but is almost impossible to tear, the lightest—but most durable—silk, and the geode on the cover that took form because of eons of pressure and it opens to reveal unimaginable beauty. Which would you say is mightier . . . the sword or the human breath?

Rhythm in Life Rhythm in Life: Jazz, 2000
By Kathy Miller
3/4 by 3/4 by 3 inch piano roll box replica
Scroll combines hand set letterpress and lithograph with digital images and text by Kathy
Kitakata Japanese paper, with portions of an original piano roll scroll
Hand bound in Japanese book cloth, with brass handles
Miniature edition of 35, signed and numbered
We talk, move and breathe in rhythm. In this elegant graphic scroll, Kathy explores music as an idealized language, where emotional speech becomes song. Word rhythms take you through this narrative journey. First book of a music series.

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