Publications at the Centre for the Book
University of Otago Library Otakou Press Printer in Residence programme
The annual creation of the Otakou Press Printer in Residence programme at the University Library. Download the catalogue of the titles printed 2003–2009 (in PDF format) providing full production details. A link attached to any title indicates that copies are still available for sale, with the sale price at the end of the entry; clicking on the link will generate an email enquiry form for Donald Kerr.
- 2011: Skew-whiff, 10 poems by Peter Olds with 8 illustrations by Kathryn Madill. This colourful ‘graffiti-like’ edition was printed by John Denny, owner-operator of Puriri Press, Auckland [$250.00 (incl gst)]
- 2010: PRIME, a multi-coloured edition of 7 poems by Australian and New Zealand poets: Stephen Edgar, Robert Adamson, Sarah Holland-Batt, Les Murray, Sue Wootton, Michael Harlow, and Vincent O’Sullivan. Printed by Caren Florance, a hand-craft printer who runs her own Ampersand Duck press in Canberra.
- 2009: O Lucky Man. Poems for Charles Brasch by Auckland poet Riemke Ensing. Printed by Tara McLeod; illustrated by Inge Doesburg. [$200 (incl gst)]
- 2008: Open Sky. Homage to Ruth Dallas. Printed and illustrated by Alan Loney
- 2007: Poems by Hone Tuwhare, illustrated by artists Olav Nielsen, Inge Doesburg, Marilyn Webb, Simon Kaan, Kathryn Madill, Mary McFarlane and Jenna Packer.
- 2006: Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. 101 copies only, illustrated by David Elliot and printed by Tara McLeod.
- 2005: access to lilac, verse by the artist Joanna Paul, and PINE, a first time limited edition printing by Ralph Hotere and Bill Manhire. Printed by Brendan O’Brien.
- 2004: Brian Turner’s Faces in the Water. Printed by Dr John Holmes with illustrations by artist John Mitchell; images were printed by Inge Doesburg.
- 2003: Charles Brasch’s ‘…a great warm feather-bed’; and A Haggis of Verse, a volume of seven poems written by poets with an association with Dunedin. Poets were Charles Brasch, Ruth Dallas, Alan Roddick, Brian Turner, Emma Neale, Alison Wong, and David Eggleton. Initial trial publications printed by Tara MacLeod, the first Printer in Residence.
For more details on the programme, see http://library.otago.ac.nz/SpecialCollections/printers.html
New Zealand Colonial Texts Series
The English Department is proud to offer an ongoing series of edited reprintings of pre-1930 New Zealand fiction as part of its NZ Colonial Texts series. Titles published to date are:
- Arthur J. Rees, The Merry Marauders (1913), ed by Julian Kuzma and Lisa Marr. ISBN 978-0-473-13030-4 $20
- William Baldwin, Tom Hungerford: A Story of the Early Days of the Otago Goldfields (1872), ed by Jim Sullivan. ISBN 978-0-473-18077-5 $20
- Jean Devanny, Lenore Divine (1926), ed. by Kirstine Moffat. ISBN 978-0-473-21286-5 $25
Other titles that suitably qualified editors might wish to propose are most welcome. All titles are available from the English Department ($5 shipping within NZ; other locations at postage costs). Having produced these titles digitally, we aim to keep them in print and orders are always welcome.
Script & Print
The quarterly research journal of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, Script & Print is edited by Dr. Shef Rogers. The journal publishes in all areas that form part of, or are related to, physical bibliography: the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, type founding, papermaking, bookbinding; palaeography and codicology; writing, editing and textual bibliography. No countries or periods are excluded. The interdisciplinary approach to these subjects is often described, collectively, as Book History or Print Cultures. Script & Print has only a marginal interest in the general field of reference bibliography, documentation and information retrieval.
For further information about the journal or the Bibliographical Society, please see the BSANZ website.