Thursday, December 1, 2011

Peter Pauper Press Review and Giveaway

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Grand Gift Guide At the Fence Post #62

Hi Neighbors!

What a lovely day today.  A great day to visit us At the Fence.  We have had some great companies participate in out Grand Gift Guide and I have yet another company!  Peter Pauper Press!  I was sent the Butterflies Foldover Journal.

Here is a little information about Peter Pauper Press... "In 1928, after studying with famed book and type designer Frederic W. Goudy, printer William Edwin Rudge, and Melbert B. Cary, 22-year-old Peter Beilenson set up a small press in the basement of his father’s home in Larchmont, New York, and designed and printed about 200 copies of J. M. Synge’s With Petrarch. The entire print run was purchased by a New York bookseller, and the volume was lauded as one of the American Institute of Graphic Arts’ "50 Books of the Year." This was the auspicious beginning of the Peter Pauper Press.After three years, Thompson left the business, and Peter’s wife, Edna Beilenson, became partner. In 1935, they moved Peter Pauper Press to Mount Vernon, New York, where Peter printed special edition books for publishers such as Random House, New Directions, and the Limited Editions Club.  Peter’s son, Nick, in a 1998 New York Times interview, remembered his father as “a very intense, quiet art designer.” His more extroverted mother enjoyed her involvement in the company’s general operations and sales; in 1968, she was named “Who’s Who of American Women” Outstanding Business Woman of the Year.  From the 1930s through the 1950s, Peter Pauper Press produced handsome, finely bound letterpress volumes of prose and poetry, including works by John Donne (which are thought to have sparked new interest in the Jacobean poet), Shakespeare, Benjamin Franklin, and hundreds more.  The books were sold at “prices even a pauper could afford,” according to Nick, though many included slipcovers, handmade paper, one- or two-color printing, and illustrations, woodcuts, and graphics by some of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists, including Valenti Angelo, Fritz Kredel, Lynd Ward, Fritz Eichenberg, Raymond Lufkin, and Richard Floethe."


Wow!  And they do have great prices.  The Butterflies Journal I received is only $14.99!  Here are some pictures of my new Journal.

This is a great looking journal.  It has a gold foil, gloss highlights, a foldover flap that closes with a magnet, and it lies flat for easy use!

They also have some other great products.  I would love to get one of the Lap Desks!  "Support your reading habit in style! Ideal for reading, writing, or using your laptop computer, this attractive lap desk features a large, contoured work area and a comfy beanbag base. Functional mini shelf keeps books and laptops from shifting while in use. Sturdy 8mm board doesn't bend or warp. Beanbag base of soft, textured fabric holds lap desk in place, protects user from laptop heat, and includes carrying handle."

This would be a great gift for someone.  My little sister is really into journaling and writing short little stories.  She would love to have something like this to use.  Make sure you check out the website.  You can also Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter to stay up on their latest news.

One Neighbor will receive one Buterflies Foldover Journal!  This would make a great gift!


DEBIJOT said...

I like the My Place My Space Journal.

Domestic Diva said...

I like the almond blossom journal

Kimberly said...

Love, love, love the Little Black Travel Books
kcoud33 at gmail dot com

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CherylS22 said...

I really like the 2012 BLOSSOMING BRANCHES CALENDAR. Thanks for the giveaway!

Angie Bailey said...

I also love the Artisan Mini Books. ~ Angie B.

Anja M. said...

I like the Ultimate Life Organizer.

anjathisandthat at yahoo dot com

Patty White said...

I like the Butterflies Weekly Planner

phxbne said...

Little Black Travel Books