Cultivators of Artifice

(4to, 94 pp., edition of 30 numbered copies + 7 A.P.)

The imprint's debut publication, Paper Botanists explores the connections between paper and botanical arts. As well as extensive imagery and explanatory text there is also a comprehensive bibliography. The volume contains more than 100 illustrations of herbaria specimens, drawings, nature prints, woodcuts, engravings, lithographs, photographs, marbling and paper-cuttings. Some illustrations are culled from incomplete volumes of botanical texts over the last 350 years, and those specially created by the authors for this book.

Text set in Fournier, printed with a handpress on dampened Arches Wove at Heavenly Monkey. Issued in two states, both bound and boxed by Claudia Cohen. Copies 1 — 10 (and A.P. I — III) extra-bound in full gilt-tooled leather and issued with an additional portfolio of scarcer historical samples.

Copies 11 — 30 (and A.P. IV — VII) bound in quarter leather with Cohen's paste papers over boards, gold tooling and leather fore edges. With an additional portfolio of oversize images.