Moon / David Romtvedt

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Moon was David Romtvedt’s first book-length collection of poetry, and was illustrated with three scratch board drawings by R. W. Scholes. Romtvedt is current Poet Laureate of Wyoming.

This book neither swaggers nor complains; it rests in the hand; it breathes. It is what ought to be merely ordinary in literary publishing – just as peace should be normal on earth and good will, as they say, among women and men. . . the publisher seems to know and believe in what he is doing. He seems to have reasons deeper than self-indulgence, more interesting than survival, and more vigorous than despair. Of how many presses can this be said?
—Robert Bringhurst, review in Fine Print

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Moon was designed and letterpress printed by Gerald Lange. It was handset in Monotype Bembo and Centaur and printed on moldmade Nideggen paper. Quarter bound in tan cloth at Campbell-Logan Bindery.

Recipient of an American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show Certificate of Excellence, a Type Directors Club Exhibition Citation for Typographic Excellence, and a Chicago Book Clinic Exhibit Certificate of Award.

Issued by The Bieler Press in an edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the author and the illustrator. 1984. 79 pages. 6-1/2 by 10 inches. $225.

Note: The paperback trade edition of this title is out-of-print.