Midge and Beetle: an original illustrated fairy tale, printed and bound by hand

Midge and Beetle: an original illustrated fairy tale, printed and bound by hand


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MIDGE is a girl who lives by herself in a very nasty patch of woods. All she thinks she wants is to be left ALONE.

BEETLE is the eighth of seventeen children. All he thinks he wants is to find a sleeping princess of his own.

What will happen when they meet? Midge and Beetle is their story — a fairy tale fraught with danger: scratchy plants, mocking squirrels and lots of mud — a fairy tale in which (*gasp*)THE PRINCE DOES THE LAUNDRY!

Midge and Beetle is my own original work, printed and bound by hand. The cover and title page have been printed from hand set metal type. The text of the story has been printed from polymer plates. Four original woodcuts illustrate the text in color. The interior pages have been printed on acid free cotton paper, bound with my century-old booklet stapler, and then glued into a sturdy cover.

Printing and binding took place in my print shop in Baltimore, Maryland. Since this is produced by hand on antique equipment, each book will be ever so slightly unique. And for the same reason, I should point out that the printing of text has some "character" as well - a slight unevenness and variation from line to line.

As seen in the photos, the cover comes in two different colors, light gray and light brown.

If you have any questions about the book, please contact me! Thanks for looking!

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