|Dimensions||7.625 × 6.875 in|
J. J. Lankes
The Rich Mouse Compendium
The Rich Mouse Compendium includes a complete facsimile of the hand-printed letterpress edition; an introduction; complete facsimiles of two versions of J. J. Lankes’ original manuscript (one typed and one hand-written); notes on the discovery of those manuscripts; original, unpublished photographs and background materials on J. J. Lankes as artist and printer; photographs and background materials on Frederic W. Goudy and his design of the Village type; a J. J. Lankes chronology; and notes and essays on the making of the letterpress edition.
Set in a new digital version of Goudy’s Village type (the typeface used for printing the letterpress edition), it includes an introduction by Welford D. Taylor; essays by Richard Mathews, Robert Oldham, Will Ransom, and Joshua G. Steward; and a conversation with Parker Agelasto.
A noted American woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes provided illustrations for various authors including Robert Frost and Sherwood Anderson. He served as visiting professor at Wells College. Among his many publications is A Woodcut Manual (1932).