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The Book of GENESIS

Thornwillow Press presents The Book of GENESIS in a multi-colored letterpress edition as it has never been seen before.

The Book of GENESIS

Thornwillow Press presents The Book of GENESIS in a multi-colored letterpress edition as it has never been seen before.

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TLDR: We are publishing a fine press edition of GENESIS — a letterpress-printed and hand-bound limited edition that will be printed in four different colors, to correspond to the four known sources of the text. This is Genesis as it has never been seen before. 

Presenting GENESIS — A handmade limited edition from Thornwillow Press.

Who am I... and where did I come from?

Genesis, the first book of the Bible set out to answer that question more than 3400 years ago, and the stories set forth on its pages continue to resonate today. Whether you believe its source to be Divine revelation or human Mythology, the preservation of these stories over millennia is nothing short of a miracle. There is no denying that this book lies at the heart of civilization as we know it.

At Thornwillow Press, we are dedicated to the preservation of great art and great ideas, to making books that enhance the relationship between the reader and the written word… so it is with pleasure that we announce our next endeavor - The Book of Genesis.

Like all of Thornwillow's books, GENESIS will be printed letterpress and hand bound in limited numbers. Please help us create GENESIS as it has never been seen before.

Timeless Stories

Above and beyond its importance as a religious document, the Bible has shaped Western civilization, literature, art, and culture. Harvard University archeologist, Robert Homsher, once said, “Whether you’re religious or not, whether you’ve read the Bible or not—maybe you’ve never even been inside a church—it doesn’t matter. Certain concepts, notions, names from the biblical world permeate the global society in which we live… names like Eden, Babylon, even Armageddon, permeate throughout popular culture, media, stories. These are timeless things.”

Archaeologist and biblical scholar Robert Homsher elucidates the voices that amalgamated over centuries into the text of GENESIS.

With its origins in oral tradition, we are publishing GENESIS at a time when the wheel of human history has turned once more toward the ephemeral, when our stories are turned on and off with the flip of a switch. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we preserve and make tangible the texts that have defined our common identities.

At the end of a long transmission…

We are tracing Genesis back to its origins, beginning with a translation which reflects the text as it was over 2000 years ago. An original monograph by Dr. Robert Homsher, celebrated Biblical scholar and archaeologist, sheds further light for the contemporary reader, as he walks us through the complex history that gave rise to this monumental text.

This edition will be printed in four different colors, to correspond to the four known sources of the text: The Yahwist, Elohist, Priestly Source, and The Redactor.

Tradition maintains that Moses was the author of Genesis, but scholars have shown that within Genesis, one can discern four distinct authorial sources. We are excited to print—for the first time in a fine edition—the text of Genesis in four unique colors, each representing one of these authorial sources, with the hope of lending clarity to an otherwise opaque historical process.

The Sources

  • The Yahwist represented in red - Dating roughly between 600-500 BC, the Yahwist source is believed to the product of exiles and returnees from Babylon.
     
  • The Elohist represented in green - Also dating roughly between 600-500 BC, these texts appear only in Genesis, and are believed to come from miscellaneous collected stories intended to supplement the Yahwist source.
     
  • The Priestly Source represented in blue - The Priestly source, which introduced laws to satisfy worship based around a new temple in Jerusalem, was written during the post-exilic period as Judaism was codified in writing and the Bible began to take shape.
     
  • The Redactor represented in black - The final composition of the Torah, edited to incorporate the various historical sources, dates between 400 and 200 BC.
     
The type is set with generous margins and printed letterpress in four colors representing the authorial sources of the text.

This multi-color layout gives the reader a unique window into the first book of the Bible. As the different colors indicate changes in source, the reader will now be able to add proper context to the shifts in the text that have historically caused confusion. 

Understanding these sources is the key to understanding Genesis’ eccentricities, contradictions, and motivations.

How our books are made:

In his introduction, Dr. Homsher astutely remarks, “We are at the receiving end of a long, complex history of textual tradition, which was a very human process.” Thornwillow’s edition of Genesis honors this human process and follows in the footsteps of great printers, beginning with Johannes Gutenberg, who have shaped culture through the publication of their Bibles. (Larger than our recent publications, the page size of GENESIS will be 7 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches following the dimensions and proportions of a 16th Century volume in our archive). At the same time, we are excited to present a new perspective on an iconic text.

All of the design, printing, and binding are done at Thornwillow in our workshops in Newburgh, New York. We are perhaps the only fine press publisher in the world to unite these related arts and crafts of the written word under one roof, and we are committed to teaching and perpetuating them for readers today and for years to come.

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We start with a beautiful layout.  The text is set using classical ratios of type to page, giving each book luxurious margins and elegant proportions.

We set the type with an eye towards proportion and scale.

 Once the book is laid out, the text is printed letterpress on our Heidelberg Cylinder Press. The type is literally pressed into the heavy archival stock, so that you can feel the letters as you run your fingers across the page. This is an ancient art—the same process by which Johannes Gutenberg printed his books 500 years ago.

The pages are printed letterpress on our Heidelberg flatbed cylinder press. You can feel each letter as you run your fingers across the page.

 Each book is then folded into eight page signatures, collated and sewn together.

The books are sewn into "signatures" which assures their durability and makes them open more easily for a beautiful reading experience.

The books are then bound by hand by our master craftsmen, who create the highest quality bindings in the world.

The binding of every volume is made by hand at the press. At Thornwillow we are committed to teaching and perpetuating the arts and crafts of the written word.
The skills involved in gold tooling and decorating a leather binding take years of practice.

THE EDITIONS:

We are offering GENESIS in a number of different Editions that are inspired by the text and the historic context of how the Bible has been presented to readers over time. Different Editions feature different papers for the letterpress printed text and the bindings range in elaborateness from letterpress printed paper wrappers, to gold tooled full leather bindings— one is even set with a genuine cabochon ruby in the cover. That said, ALL of the Editions are made with the highest attention to detail by craftspeople who make books that are themselves works of art.

Note especially the ONE-OF-A-KIND EDITIONS that feature not only extraordinary bindings but also include ORIGINAL HISTORIC ARTIFACTS that provide a tangible link to  iconic milestones in the history of the Bible. 

Paper Wrapper  |  $95  |  Edition limited to 100 more than backed

Our paper wrapper bindings are made with incredible care. Like the cloth and leather bindings, they have sewn signatures which enables them to open easily for a beautiful reading experience. The letterpress printed wrapper is folded over a letterpress cover that secures the signatures. The text is printed letterpress on warm white felt finish archival stock. Each copy is numbered and signed. 

The Letterpress Paper Wrapper Edition

Half-Cloth  |  $195  |  Edition limited to 100 more than backed

The Half-Cloth Edition features a cloth spine and corners, letterpress printed boards and endpapers, and a letterpress spine label. The text is printed letterpress on warm white felt finish archival stock. Each copy is signed and numbered.

Bound in half-cloth and letterpress printed boards

Half-Leather | Starting at $595 | Edition limited to 25 more than backed

The HALF-LEATHER edition is bound in dark blue morocco and handmade paste paper boards. It has letterpress printed Eden endpapers. The top edge of the book is gilt and each copy has hand-sewn headbands. The text is printed letterpress on milkweed vellum finish archival stock. Each copy is signed and numbered. 

TAKE NOTE: The Early-Bird subscribers will receive  EARTH — A Broadside Portfolio Trilogy (See bottom of page for details). It will be possible to order a cloth clamshell box with suede lining and a gold tooled leather spine label for this edition during the post campaign survey for $200.

Bound in half-leather with handmade pastepaper boards and Eden endpapers.

 VELLUM with Grosgrain Ties | Limited to 25 Copies | $695

The VELLUM edition is bound in a historic binding style that was popular in the 16th Century and was revived by many of the great bookmakers of the early 1900's including the Doves, Ashendene, and Kelmscott presses. It is a flexible binding made of genuine vellum and it is tied at the fore edge by grosgrain ribbons that lace through the cover. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. Each copy is numbered and signed. It will be possible to order a cloth clamshell box with suede lining and a gold tooled leather spine label for this edition during the post campaign survey for $200. The edition is limited to 25 copies.

Bound in limp vellum with grosgrain ties, this binding recreates the bindings of the 16th Century.

Half-Leather NOAH'S ARK Edition | Limited to 16 Copies | $995 

The NOAH'S ARK edition is bound in half brown moroccan goatskin and features handmade wood grained paste paper boards and rain pattern endpaper. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. The text is printed letterpress on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. Each copy is numbered and signed. The edition is limited to 16 copies. 

The NOAH'S ARK binding is bound in half brown morocco and features wood grained paste paper boards and rain pattern endpaper, It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

 Half-Leather ANTIQUE CALF Edition | Limited to 16 Copies | $1500

The Half-Leather ANTIQUE CALF edition is bound in a historic binding style that was popular in the 17th Century at the time of the first publication of the King James Bible. It is bound with a speckled calf spine and corners and hand-marbled cockerel paper on the cover boards. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. Each copy is numbered and signed. The edition is limited to 16 copies.

Bound in half calf with hand marbled paper on the cover boards. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

 Full-Leather ANTIQUE CALF Edition | Limited to 16 Copies | $3000

The Full-Leather ANTIQUE CALF edition is bound in speckled calf, a leather finish popular in the 17th Century at the time of the first publication of the King James Bible. It has hand-marbled endpaper. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label.  The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. Each copy is numbered and signed. The edition is limited to 16 copies. 

Bound in Full Calf with hand marbled endpapers made especially for this edition. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. The speckled antique finish cover reproduces historic bindings of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Full-Leather SERPENT Edition | Limited to 3 Copies | $4000

The SERPENT edition is inspired by the story of the Garden of Eden in Genesis. It is bound in scarlet moroccan goatskin on the spine and corners  and genuine python skin on the boards. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. The text is letterpress printed on birch paper. Each copy is numbered and signed. The edition is limited to 3 copies. 

Bound in genuine python skin with scarlet morocco spine and corners. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

Full-Leather | THE HEAVENS Edition | Limited to THREE Copies | $3500

The HEAVENS Edition is bound in dark blue morocco. The sun, moon, and stars  are tooled in genuine gold on the cover. It has hand-marbled endpaper, the top edge is gilt, and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box. The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. It is numbered and signed.  This edition is limited to THREE copies.

The HEAVENS Edition is bound in full blue morocco, tooled in genuine gold, and is presented in a suede lined clamshell box.

Full-Leather | The MANUSCRIPT Edition | Limited to ONE Copy | $4000

The MANUSCRIPT Edition includes THE LIGHT bound in full yellow morocco. The sun is tooled in genuine gold on the cover and is set with a cabochon ruby. It has hand-marbled endpaper, the top edge is gilt, and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box. The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. It is numbered and signed.  AND it includes a genuine manuscript leaf hand written on vellum c. 1425. This edition is limited to only ONE copy.

The MANUSCRIPT Edition includes THE LIGHT which is bound in yellow morocco, tooled in genuine gold, and set with a cabochon ruby. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box and including a genuine manuscript leaf hand written on vellum circa 1425.

The genuine manuscript leaf accompanying this volume is from a liturgical text that was hand written on vellum.  It is written in black with red and blue initials most likely in a scriptorium situated in the Benelux states BEFORE Gutenberg printed the first book in the West.

The MANUSCRIPT Edition includes a genuine leaf from a liturgical manuscript on vellum, written in red and black most likely in a scriptorium situated in the Benelux states circa 1425. Size of the leaf : ca. 5.75" x 4"(145 mm x 105 mm).

Full-Leather | KING JAMES | Limited to ONE Copy | $4500

The Full-Leather KING JAMES edition is bound in speckled calf, a leather binding style  popular in the 17th Century at the time of the first publication of the King James Bible. The cover and spine are tooled in genuine gold. It has hand-marbled endpaper. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label.  The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. It is numbered and signed. AND it includes a genuine leaf from a 1613/11 original edition of the KING JAMES BIBLE. We will make only ONE copy.

The KING JAMES Edition — Bound in speckled antique calf, with gold tooled spine and cover, and hand-marbled endpapers. Includes a GENUINE LEAF from a 1613/11 original edition of the KING JAMES BIBLE.

The leaf included features the opening lines of Genesis from the historic original edition. The publishing history of the first edition of the King James Bible is fascinating. There were several subtle variants printed over the course of several years. Hence, there are several incarnations of the "first" edition. 

When Bibles were printed at the time of the 1611 King James' Bible they would usually print the first or general title page, also called the Old Testament title page, last showing the date of its printing completion. On occasion the New Testament title page would bear an earlier date because it had been printed at the end of the previous year whereas the the Old Testament title would bear the date of the new year. So... the leaf included here is from a copy where the printing had begun in 1611 and was completed in 1613.  

The idea of creating a new translation of the Bible in the 17th Century was first suggested by John Rainolds or Reynolds (1549-1607), President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, the Puritan leader at the Hampton Court Conference in 1604. The King took up the proposal warmly, and its achievement was due to his royal interest and influence. The preliminary work was accomplished in about four years. The translators, who numbered about fifty, were divided into six companies, each company being responsible for a certain section of the scriptures. The results of their work were subjected to mutual criticism, and then underwent nine months’ final revision by a representative committee of six members, sitting in London. The editors who passed the book through the press were Miles Smith, afterwards Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1624), and Thomas Bilson (1547–1616), Bishop of Winchester. The latter, perhaps, composed the headings to the chapters. To the former is ascribed the noble preface — The Translators to the Reader.

The KING JAMES Edition includes a GENUINE leaf containing Genesis 1:1-2:11 from a 1613/11 original edition of THE KING JAMES BIBLE. (Measures 15 3/4" x 10 1/4").

Full-Leather | INCUNABULA | Limited to ONE Copy | $4000

The Full-Leather INCUNABULA edition is bound in genuine vellum over boards, a binding style of the 15th Century. The top edge is gilt and the book has hand-sewn headbands. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label.  The text is letterpress printed on exceptional soft cotton paper with natural edges. It is numbered and signed. AND it includes a genuine leaf from  Johannes Herbort's Latin Vulgate Bible printed in 1484. We are only making ONE copy of this edition.

INCUNABULA — Bound in vellum over wooden boards reproducing a binding style of the 15th Century. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Includes a GENUINE LEAF featuring Genesis 1-9 from Johannes Herbort's Latin Vulgate Bible printed in Venice in 1484 only 30 years after Gutenberg's first printed Bible.

The tern "incunabula" refers to books printed before 1500 during the earliest days of printing in the West. Johannes Gutenberg's Bible, printed around 1455, was the first book to be printed from movable metal type in Europe. His work was a milestone of innovation that changed the world for centuries. His technological innovation remained the basis for printing for 500 years. Letterpress printing, the printing technology we employ at Thornwillow today, uses the same basic technology of applying ink to type that is then pressed into paper to print a sheet. Ironically, in this age of disposable and virtual communications, the centuries old craft of letterpress printing is more relevant than ever before. Objects that are beautifully made and designed to last matter more today than ever.

The leaf included with this volume is particularly relevant to our story. It not only presents the first lines of Genesis, it is from an edition of the Bible that set out to clarify the sources and accuracy of the text. One of the "Fontibus ex Graecis" editions of the Bible that appeared in the 15th Century, the publisher of this leaf sought to print a text that was more accurate by turning to earlier and presumably more accurate Greek translations of the original text. This edition is from the Venetian press of Johann Herbort. Herbort set up his own press in 1481 after working for Johannes de Colonia and Nicolaus Jenson, also in Venice. 

The INCUNABULA Edition includes a GENUINE leaf from Johannes Herbort's Latin Vulgate Bible printed in 1484 circa 30 years after the Gutenberg Bible. (measures approx. 13 3/4" x 9 3/4")

 SOME SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES and BUNDLED TIERS

 The Genesis Book Club | Starting at $190

If you are looking to enjoy reading GENESIS with a group of friends (or would simply like more copies to give as gifts), subscribe to the BOOK CLUB tier and you will also receive at no additional cost, one EDEN NOTEBOOK with each copy ordered. Like the edition itself, the pages of the EDEN NOTEBOOK are sewn into signatures and it has a letterpress printed paper wrapper. The pages themselves are heavy archival stock suitable for notes, diaries, sketches, ideas, and inspirations. 

GENESIS BOOK CLUB subscribers will receive an EDEN NOTEBOOK with each copy ordered. The notebook features letterpress printed "serpent" wrappers and heavy archival paper. Like the edition itself, the pages are sewn so the book will open flat and endure. The EDEN Notebook also comes with the GENESIS FAN tier.

 Half-Leather Collector: Timeless Treasures | $2400

Subscribers to the HALF-LEATHER COLLECTOR tier will receive 3 book: GENESIS, DEATH ON THE NILE, and THE GREAT GATSBY all bound in moroccan goatskin and handmade paste paper boards. Each copy has hand sewn headbands and the top edge is gilt. Each copy (including Genesis) is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and is numbered and signed.  

The HALF-LEATHER COLLECTOR receives GENESIS, DEATH ON THE NILE, and THE GREAT GATSBY. The handmade paste paper boards (the Gatsby cover is also engraved in gold) are among our favorite covers. Each copy (including Genesis) comes with its own clamshell box.

 Genesis, Sun Spots, and Earth | $375

Subscribers will receive a copy of GENESIS bound in half-cloth and SUN SPOTS, and EARTH.  

Subscribers to GENESIS, SUN SPOTS, and EARTH receive not only the book, but also a portfolio of Maria Mitchell's historic images of the sun, and 3 broadside portfolios with 30 broadsides.

SUN SPOTS is a portfolio of 5 prints featuring Maria Mitchell images of the sun. She was America's first female astronomer, a pioneer of astrophotography, and the first scientist to photograph the Sun daily. Her work was groundbreaking—she captured photographs which are not just scientifically significant, but are great works of art.    

SUN SPOTS features 5 archival pigment prints of Maria Mitchell's historic images of the sun. Click the image to learn more about the portfolio on our website.

EARTH is a Broadside Portfolio Trilogy featuring 3 portfolios—each containing 10 letterpress printed broadsides. 30 in all! "The Good Earth", "What You Don't Know Might Hurt You", and "The Final Frontier".     

EARTH Broadside Portfolio Trilogy — Includes 30 letterpress printed broadsides and is included with the GENESIS, SUN SPOTS, & EARTH tier. It is also included in the HALF LEATHER EARLY BIRD tiers and with ALL TIERS if you are also a Thornwillow PATREON subsriber at the 10pt GARAMOND level or higher. Click the image to learn more about signing up on Patreon.

 The EARTH Broadside Portfolio Trilogy is included with ALL GENESIS PLEDGE TIERS for FREE if you are also a Thornwillow PATREON subscriber at the 10pt GARAMOND level or higher. Visit patreon.com/thornwillow to learn more and subscribe. 

If you are a Patreon subscriber AND you back a tier that includes EARTH... we will also send you the REALITY BROADSIDE PORTFOLIO TRILOGY (rather than send you two copies of the same collection).

If you are a Patreon subscriber AND you back a tier that includes EARTH... we will also send you the REALITY BROADSIDE PORTFOLIO TRILOGY.

Paper Collector: Three Essential Classics | $275

Subscribers to the PAPER COLLECTOR tier will receive GENESIS, INFERNO, and THE WASTE LAND all bound in letterpress printed paper wrappers.  

 The Ten Commandments Broadside | $10 

With this project, we are adding a new title to the Broadside Library: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. It is letterpress printed on heavy archival stock and pocket-sized. The Thornwillow Broadside Library is a treasury of eclectic ideas and inspirations. Read them, collect them, share them.

A Note on our Pricing:

We are extremely grateful to pre-publication subscribers like you. Without your support, it would not be possible for us to do what we do. By way of thanks, we offer our work at reduced pricing to those who come in early to support a project and help it get off the ground. Our prices increase as availability decreases. After the prepublication subscription period ends for a particular project, we will post available copies on our website. (NOTE: Often certain versions of the edition are fully subscribed during the Kickstarter launch.) When an edition is down to just a few remaining copies left, the prices tend to be much higher then they were at the beginning. This rewards collectors who came in early. 

In subscribing to a Thornwillow publication, you are not just adding a beautiful book to your shelf that is likely to appreciate in value, you are making an investment in people. You are making it possible for us to teach and perpetuate the related arts and crafts of the written word. By joining our community, you join us in celebrating the written word.

Founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell, Thornwillow Press is dedicated to perpetuating the related arts and crafts of the written word. Thornwillow books are collected by individuals and institutions the world over. They are heirlooms that appreciate in value and are made to last for generations.

About Thornwillow Press:

Thornwillow Press was founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell, when he was just 16. During college he ran the press from his Harvard dorm room and the barn at his parents’ 18th century farm in Western Massachusetts. Over the years, Thornwillow has grown to become one of the preeminent fine presses in the world. Thornwillow has published the original works of John Updike, President Barack Obama, James Merrill, and more. Thornwillow publications can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Morgan Library, the Vatican, and the Bodleian Library at Oxford, among many others.

To learn more about Thornwillow Press please visit thornwillow.com. To learn more about the work of the Thornwillow Institute and Makers Village — a 501(c)3 public charity committed to supporting craft, culture and community — and how you can help support our mission, please visit thornwillowinstitute.org.

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    EARLY BIRD: Half-Leather Plus...

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list. AND... as a special thanks to early subscribers, also receive Earth, a trilogy of broadside portfolios each containing 10 letterpress broadsides.

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    Half-Leather Plus...

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list. AND... also receive Earth, a trilogy of broadside portfolios each containing 10 letterpress broadsides.

    Edition limited to 25 more than backed.

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    VELLUM with Grosgrain Ties

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in limp vellum with grosgrain ties. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list.

    Limited to 25 copies.

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    Half Leather | NOAH'S ARK

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in half-leather and wood-grained boards and rain pattern endpaper handmade especially for the edition.

    Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label.

    Edition limited to 16 copies.

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    Half Leather | Antique Calf

    Receive your copy of Genesis bound in a historic binding of the 18th Century. We were inspired by beautifully bound bibles of that period featuring a speckled calf spine and corners and hand-marbled cover boards. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Each copy will be signed and numbered and your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Includes a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Limited to 16 copies.

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    • Genesis | Paper Wrapper
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    Half Leather Collector

    Catalyze your collection with 3 Thornwillow books all bound in half leather and paste paper boards.

    GENESIS

    DEATH ON THE NILE

    THE GREAT GATSBY

    Each book (including Genesis) is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. Each book is numbered and signed and your name will be included on the GENESIS subscribers list.

    Only 10 sets available.

    Includes:
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    Full Leather | Antique Calf

    Receive your copy of Genesis bound in a historic binding of the 18th Century. We were inspired by beautifully bound bibles of that period featuring speckled calf boards and hand marbled endpapers. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box. Each copy will be signed and numbered and your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Limited to 16 copies.

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    Full Leather | The HEAVENS

    Genesis THE HEAVENS bound in full blue Morocco. The cover is tooled in genuine gold. It is numbered and signed and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label.

    Limited to only 3 copies.

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    Full Leather | The MANUSCRIPT Edition

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in full yellow Morocco. The cover is stamped in gold and set with a cabochon ruby. It is numbered and signed and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label.

    AND A GENUINE HANDWRITTEN VELLUM MANUSCRIPT LEAF CIRCA 1425.

    Limited to only 1 copy.

    Includes:
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    • Genuine handwritten vellum manuscript leaf circa 1425.
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    Full Leather | The INCUNABULA Edition

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in vellum over boards. It is numbered and signed, and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list. Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label.

    AND A GENUINE INCUNABULA LEAF PRINTED IN 1484 approximately 30 years after Gutenberg printed the first book in Europe.

    Limited to only 1 copy.

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    • Genuine incunabula leaf from 1484
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    Full Leather | The KING JAMES Edition

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in full antique calf with hand marbled endpapers. The cover and spine are tooled in gold. It is numbered and signed and your name will be included prominently on the subscribers list.
    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled spine label.

    AND A GENUINE LEAF FROM AN ORIGINAL EDITION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE.

    Limited to only 1 copy..

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    • Genuine leaf from an original edition of the King James Bible.
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    Day 1 EARLY BIRD: Half-Leather Plus...

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards. It is presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list. AND... as a special thanks to early subscribers, also receive Earth, a trilogy of broadside portfolios each containing 10 letterpress broadsides.

    Final edition size limited to 25 more than backed.

    THIS TIER WILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 1 AT 11:59 PM

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    Day 1 EARLY BIRD: Half-Leather Plus.....

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in half-leather and handmade paste paper boards. Each copy is individually numbered and signed, and your name will be included on the subscribers list. AND... as a special thanks to early subscribers, also receive Earth, a trilogy of broadside portfolios each containing 10 letterpress broadsides.

    Final edition size limited to 25 more than backed.

    THIS TIER WILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 1 AT 11:59 PM

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    Full Leather | SERPENT

    Receive your copy of GENESIS bound in scarket Morocco and genuine Python. Each copy will be individually signed and numbered. Your name will be featured prominently on the subscribers list.

    Presented in a suede lined clamshell box with a gold tooled leather spine label and comes with a paper-wrapper reading copy.

    Limited to 3 copies.

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    • Genesis | Paper Wrapper
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