THE LYCEUM PRESS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
THE PUBLICATION OF
Oh, These Vanities
Some Thoughts on the Subject of Hats
A new miniature edition
A tour de force suite comprising two volumes of text and plates, a portfolio of ten original paintings of historic hats, and a one-of-a-kind miniature hat.
The text and plate volumes measure 2 7/8" x 2 1/4" and are quarter bound in maroon leather and printed paper over boards. The 50 page text volume is set in eight point Monotype Garamont and printed by letterpress in three colors throughout, with seven tipped-in illustrations. The volume of plates includes an additional twenty-four tipped-in illustrations and one folded insert. Both were produced using archival quality acid-free materials, as were all parts of the suite.
The portfolio of original paintings measures 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and is also quarter bound in leather. The dry-brush gouache images, done on Arches hot press watercolor paper, were selected as iconic designs in the history of hats and painted by Carmen Voss. Each is identified by style and date on the back and signed by the artist.
Last, but by no means least, each suite comes with a unique, hand-made miniature hat in its own hat box. The hats, measuring 2 1/4" in diameter, were made using a variety of brilliant fabrics, feathers, and ribbons. The hat boxes have ribbon ties and lables printed with the hat's title. All the available hats may be seen in
THE GALLERY OF HATS
Those who purchase a suite may select the hat of their choice, but they will be sold on a first come, first served basis, so it would be best to provide an alternate selection when ordering.
The suite is housed in a 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" x 4" drop-front and lid box with ribbon ties.
The edition was designed, printed and bound by Wm Erik Voss at the Lyceum Press and is limited to 20 copies, of which 15 are for sale at this time.
Orders may be placed by email using the contact link below, with payment by check or money order only.
The price is $1500.00
Domestic shipping included • Dealer inquiries welcome