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About Christopher Wakeling

Corvus Works is dedicated to fine press bookmaking. Built on some forty years experience in the typographic arts, the practice works with metal type and letterpress printing presses, designing and printing limited edition books for itself and others, both in collaboration and commissioned editions. He is a member of the Oxford Guild of Printers, The Fine Press Book Association and the International Society of Typographic Designers.

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Specialised in
Typography Letterpress printing Bookbinding  
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing


Ravenside Terrace

Paul Valéry \’The Graveyard by the Sea\’

Paul Valéry’s classic poem recounting the cemetery in his hometown of Sète by the Mediterranean sea. originally published in French language in 1920. The text for this edition is from the Officina Bodoni edition of 1946 with the English language translation of C. Day Lewis. The languages are printed in parallel using Stempel Sabon types printed in black and blue. Royal Scottish Academy artist, Alfons Bytautas has created a special edition of four screen prints for this edition. Each printed in black, plus one colour: blue, orange and grey; these are printed as double spreads to view and pasted onto a guarded leaf. The fourth in black only and tipped on following the title pages.