Excerpt from Richard-Gabriel Rummonds Fantasies & Hard Knocks, My Life as a Printer

This book is a big one?in every way. In its 813 beautifully designed pages and over 450 gorgeous photos and images, a story unfolds not only of fine handpress printing but the man who printed works by many great 20th Century writers as well as prepared food for them and others in his own kitchens … Continue reading

About Gabriel Rummonds

Richard-Gabriel Rummonds is acknowledged as a pre-eminent handpress printer of the late-twentieth century. For nearly 25 years, using the imprints Plain Wrapper Press and Ex Ophidia, he printed and published illustrated limited editions of contemporary literature on iron handpresses, primarily in Verona, Italy, and Cottondale, Alabama. Retrospective exhibitions of his work were held in Rome, New York, San Francisco, Verona, and the Biblioteca di via Senato in Milan. He founded the MFA in the Book Arts program at the University of Alabama.

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