Books & Prints
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Peregrinations of French Types in the Sixteenth Century: Printing of Robert Bellamarine’s Disputationes in Southern Germany
This book is somewhat of a rarity in our modern age, as it is a true leaf book that contains two original leaves (4 pages) printed in 1591 by David Sartorius in Ingolstadt.

The scholarly text, written by noted type historian and book designer Mark Argetsinger, explores how the types of French masters such as Claude Garamond came to be used in Sartorius’ printing house in southern Germany. The peregrinations of early French types is a subject that deserves more study, and this book will be of interest to all those concerned with the history of the book, history of typography, descriptive bibliography, and printing of the Counter-Reformation.

Retired Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Professor Herbert H. Johnson has written the foreword as well as provided the leaves from an incomplete volume in his impressive collection of rare books.
 
                 Foreword by Herbert H. Johnson. Text with notes and bibliography by Mark Argetsinger.
 
                 Each book contains two original leaves (4 pages) printed in 1591.
 
                 Dimensions are 8.75 x 13.75 inches and consisting of 52 pages.
 
                 Thoroughly illustrated with 12 type specimens as well as over 30 woodcuts taken from
                    Sartorius’ work.
 
                 Book is beautifully printed by letterpress at The Press of Robert LoMascolo with
                    black, red, and gold ink used throughout.
 
                 The paper is Crane’s Lettra, made from 100% cotton.
 
                 Quarter bound by hand with vellum spine, gilt title, and letterpress-printed, paper-covered boards.
 
                 The edition is limited to 200 numbered copies.
 
                 Price is $375.




This card features a gold stamped ornamental design on dark blue paper. Cards are blank with white paper inside, and suitable for any occasion. Each card includes a golden envelope. Card and envelope are a diminutive 3.5 x 5in (smallest size allowed by USPS).






Sonnet 117, written by William Shakespeare, designed, illustrated and letterpress printed by Robert LoMascolo. The image artwork was drawn in color and then reproduced by means of a four-color letterpress halftone. The text is printed from freshly cast Baskerville type from The Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler. 

The image composition is inspired by Elizabethan embroidery, but here features flora and fauna from the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. From left to right in rows; Blue Bird, White Oak Acorns, Mayfly, Black-eyed Susans, Gewürztraminer Grapes, Empire Apples, American Red Squirrel, Pink Trillium, Eastern Chipmunk, Heirloom Roses, Ladybug, and Amanita Jacksonii Mushrooms.






The Easter Gift, letterpress printed in numerous colors and now bound in hard cover. Dimensions are 5.125 x 8.25 in when closed, 6 pages in length. A fictional story inspired by Pysanky egg decorating and customs.






I have been working on engineering and designing a complex paper model of the Wells College Main Building for quite some time, and here it is just in time for the new year!

It is printed on high quality paper, and painstakingly hand-assembled. Dimensions are approximately 3.5in square by 5in tall. A very limited number are available for only $35.






Letterpress printed and die cut desk tidies. Will be shipped flat (simple assembly required, instructions included).






My newest letterpress printed holiday card features a partridge in a pear border beautifully printed in three colors.





The Wells College Bell Tower in Aurora, New York is the subject of my newest letterpress printed card!






My newest letterpress printed book is a miniature! Saint Talfryn is a comical, fictional tale written by my brother Francis. The book is a diminutive 2x3 inches in scale, and consists of 16 pages.




  “The Acorn & The Pumpkin” broadside, printed entirely from metal type.



Tufted Titmice letterpress cards now also available in browns and gold.


My Tufted Titmice letterpress card!





Letterpress printed Thank You card.




Have you seen my cathedralic broadside? My design is made up of thousands of small typographic ornaments. Type ornaments such as the Granjon 6 piece (shown below) have been used by printers since the 16th century, but are seldom used today. These simple ornaments, and others like them, provided much of the basic building blocks of my complex design.
One reason typographic ornaments, in general, are so rarely seen today in large quantities, is because of the time and difficulty in using them to create a pleasing arrangement. Although I design these arrangements digitally and then print from plates, each and every little piece is placed separately without automation. This design evolved over the course of a month, working a few hours each day. There were a number of times I almost gave up on it, but I hope you will agree that the results make up for the tedium and difficulty of it all. 



New letterpress printed Largemouth Bass card.




The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to be offering a new letterpress printed card, A Squirrel & his Press.



It may not look like it yet, but Spring is coming up fast, so dont forget about our Goose card.





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to be offering a new letterpress printed Christmas card.





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to be offering a new edition of Squirrels Sunflower. This charming childrens story was the first book both written and letterpress printed by Rob. It sold out quickly and has not been available again until now! This new edition contains the same beautiful photo-manipulated images of Squirrel and Chipmunk along with a new cover, title page, and a few subtle improvements. Now is your chance to finally get a copy!

The text is letterpress printed from hand-set metal type and accompanied by digitally printed images. All hand-bound in letterpress printed, hand-painted, paste paper covers. Cost is $45.





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to offer two new letterpress printed all-occasion cards. For more information, contact me.




The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce that two more cards in the series of Local Historic Landmarks and Architecture of the Finger Lakes are available for sale.





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce a new letterpress printed Typosignet! This fun 5.25 x 7.5in card would be perfect for Saint Valentine's day, or any special occasion.




The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce a new broadside! This is an 11x26in letterpress printed Typosignet, or type picture. The design is made up of countless small typographic ornaments. Type ornaments such as the Granjon 6 piece (shown below) have been used by letterpress printers since the 1500s, but are seldom seen today. These simple ornaments, and others like them, provided much of the basic building blocks of this complex design.
One reason typographic ornaments are so rarely seen today in large quantities, is because of the time and difficulty in using them to create a pleasing arrangement. Each little piece is placed separately without any automation. This design evolved over approximately a month, working a few hours each day. The image is not intended to be of any particular pipe organ, but is of typically French design.







New series of hand-bound blank books. These elegant little books feature sturdy hand-sewn construction, good quality papers, end-bands, ribbons, and letterpress printed covers! The covers are all printed from handset metal type, and are available in 9 different color/ pattern variations!





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce that two more cards in the series of Local Historic Landmarks and Architecture of the Finger Lakes are available for sale.






'Merry Christmas' card.



The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce that three of Rob's wood engravings are now available in card format.

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The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce that the second card in a series of Local Historic Landmarks and Architecture of the Finger Lakes is available for sale. It is available in both black and white, and hand-colored versions.





The Press of  Robert LoMascolo is pleased to announce that the first card in a series of Local Historic Landmarks and Architecture of the Finger Lakes is now available for sale. It is available in both black and white, and hand-colored versions.





The Ocean Wave, by Ambrose Bierce, here printed in 2011. Letterpress printed multi section flatback with blue leather spine and printed paper covers. Limited to 60 copies. Dimensions are 9in by 12.5in when closed. This project utilizes hundreds of hand-set metal ornaments printed using gold thermography, as well as many hand-modified and carved ornaments and decorative capitals. The text is set in 16pt Lutetia Italic, which is currently unavailable in digital form, and utilizes the many swash characters available only in metal. This book is a rare find today, being completely set from traditional metal type newly cast at The Press & Letterfoundry of Michael & Winifred Bixler!






Talis, by Daniel Pinkwater, here printed in 2011. Letterpress printed single section flatback. Limited to 25 copies for sale. Dimensions are 5.25in by 7.75in when closed. This project utilizes Daniel's original text and is illustrated by a wood engraving.

Signed by Daniel Pinkwater!

Pinkwater fans, be sure to check out Pinkwater.com and subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes!



The Miraculous Staircase of Saint Joseph, 2011, letterpress printed single section flatback. Limited to 30 copies. Dimensions are 6.5in by 11in when closed. This project utilizes original text and images, handmade paper for the covers, and papercut endsheets. The text is a short story about the world famous, and unexplainable, wooden spiral staircase at Loretto Chapel in New Mexico.

These papercut endsheets were designed using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and then cut using a Graphtec Robo Pro cutting machine. This is an image of an actual cut endsheet.


The Whistling Rock, 2010, letterpress printed stab binding, with real "Whistling Rock." Dimensions are 7.25in by 3.5in when closed. Limited to 50 copies. This book utilizes a fictitious fable on how these rocks, so common on the shores of Long Point State Park, got their naturally occurring holes. The paper covers are handmade with actual seaweed collected from the shores of Cayuga Lake.

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The Battle of Flamborough Head, 2010, letterpress printed flatback, text by Francis LoMascolo. Dimensions are 3.75in by 6.25in when closed. Limited to 30 copies. These three images show the cover, first text page, and one of two fold out spreads. The text is a historical fiction account of the battle.






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Wood engravings, 2010. Dimension of image area is 5in by 7in. Engraved by hand on Resingrave blocks. Printed on a Vandercook number 3. Please specify which one you would like when ordering.

Price, $30 each matted




The Easter Gift, 2010, letterpress printed on coated, and then varnished paper, pamphlet binding. Dimensions are 4.75in by 8in when closed. Limited to 35 copies. A fictional story inspired by Pysanky egg decorating and customs. Cover is handmade paper.

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The Voyage of the Schmutzvogel, 2010, letterpress printed French fold. Dimensions are 6in by 9.25in when closed. Limited to 35 copies. The text is a short story rewritten from a similar text by Ambrose Bierce. The original decorative border on the front was hand drawn, and then printed. The blue ink was an experiment in mixing finely ground Azurite with transparent white ink.

Price, $40



“When We Draw Near . . .” 2009, hand set type and wood engraving. Three copies on calf skin parchment, 25 on paper. Dimensions are 6in by 11in. Text is an excerpt from “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas à Kempis.

Price, Parchment copies $100 -Only One More Available!
Price, Paper copies $30




“Get your ducks in a row.” 2009, linoleum reduction print with hand set type. Dimensions are 14in by 11.5in.

Price, $45 Limited number available



La Fontaine, 2009, Monotype composition, hand set ornaments, linoleum illustrations, hot foil stamping, letterpress, and flatback binding. Dimensions are 5.5in by 7.75in when closed. Limited to 33 copies. Selected fables of La Fontaine, with original linoleum cuts, and over 300 hand set typographic ornaments.

Price, $200 Limited number available





'RECORDARE, Virgo Mater. . . . ' (REMEMBER, O Virgin Mother. . . .) 14.5 x 20in broadside. Gold foil and letterpress printed. Shipped in a tube.



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