The Aliquando Century: The first 100 books from The Aliquando Press of William Rueter.
2008.·[Dundas], Ontario, Canada:
by [Aliquando Press].
[Dundas], Ontario, Canada:: The Aliquando Press,, 2008.. Edition of 250. 22.5 x 15 cm ; 57 pages. 24 colour illustrations. Quadraat; Carolus, Trajanus, printed offset at Coach House Printing. Zephyr Antique paper; the photos printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Copies 26 to 250 have curry Linen Card stock covers, printed and bound at The Aliquando Press. Copies 1 to 25 are bound in green tea chest paper with cloth spine and paper label. William Rueter, introduction: "In January 1963 the first book of The Aliquando Press was produced to allow me to learn and personally practice most aspects of bookmaking: selecting texts, editing, designing, occasionally writing and illustrating, setting type by hand, printing, and binding. I had discovered the physical beauty of books during a brief period living in London, England and later working in a bookstore, but I had no idea that my initial experience in creating a book would turn into an obsessive, decades-long hobby. ... "The completion of my hundredth book is an occasion for personal celebration and reflection: joy in the press' accomplishments and an acute awareness of the debt of gratitude owed to so many people, living and no longer here. "The Press has always been the sum of its friends and I think of them constantly as I work in solitude. The responsibility to keep faith with an author's text and attempt to clothe it in an appropriate form is a continuing challenge, but my delight in using beautiful materials and handling magnificent letterforms remains a constant element. There are few activities as satisfying as the making of books.
(Inventory #: 22009)
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