What began as an exercise in hand-setting type and printing with a treadle press soon resulted in a fetching little pocketbook of whimsical curses. Aaron Parrett wanted to make a simple book as a way of learning how the press worked.

The result was Curses, a humble 32-page book that he sewed and bound by hand. The slender little volume proved so popular that The Territorial Press has issued an 80-page paperback facsimile edition that includes all the issues of The Obscurio, the monthly newsletter the author puts out (all with handset type).

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The simplicity of this book’s design, along with its vulgar content, mirrors the materials author Aaron Parrett was working with as well as his introduction to the tools and customs of book-making.

Additional information

Weight .14 lbs
Dimensions 4.75 × 4 × .25 in