C A S T O R B A Y
p i c t u r e s & p r o s e
b y W Y S T A N C U R N O W. 1 9 9 6
While these short prose
pieces are from Wystan Curnow's early work (1979), the
pictures (in blue/grey/green) were developed seventeen
years later in 1996. They are simply constructed from a
single rectangular zinc block found at the Press.
The first in the Holloway Poetry Series,
which features writers who are either seldom published,
or not published at all in book form to date, Castor
Bay is designed by Alan Loney, but handset and
printed by Peter H. Hughes as part of a training
programme under Loney's supervision.
The book is handset in Centaur and
Berthold Light types and printed on a Littlejohn
cylinder proof press. The paper is Mohawk Superfine,
with Canson Mi-Teintes soft covers, handsewn. The
pictures are in three colours with black text. Format
(landscape): 125x165mm,  pages. Edition: 100
Out of print.