A modest proposal : for preventing the children of poor people from being a burthen to their parents, or the country, and for making them beneficial to the publick
- by Dr. Jonathan Swift ; accompanied by a suite of nine new poems by Jessica Traynor ; lithographs scratched into the stone by David O'Kane ; introduced by Andrew Carpenter.
- Dublin : The Salvage Press, MMXVII 
- Physical description
- 49 unnumbered pages, 6 unnumbered leaves : illustrations ; 57 cm in box 60 cm
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- Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745, author.
- Traynor, Jessica, 1984- author.
- O'Kane, David, 1985- lithographer.
- Carpenter, Andrew, author of introduction, editor.
- Murphy, Jamie (Printer), book designer, printer, typographer.
- Salvage Press, publisher.
- Winter, Neil, compositor.
- Whittington Press, compositor.
- Timmins, Michael (Printmaker), printer of plates.
- Papierfabrik Zerkall Renker & Söhne, papermaker.
- Lewis, Jemma, marbler.
- Duffy Bookbinders, binder.
- Holland, Kate binder.
- Publication date
- Jessica Traynor's poems are entitled: There is a country; A census of values; Breaking point; Tender butchery; On blind quay; A proposed housing algorithm; The camp; Breeders wanted; The waiting table.
- David O'Kane's lithographs are entitled: A child, just dropt; Learning to love our country; Gloves for ladies and summer boots for fine gentlemen; Splendide mendax - verba volant, scripta manent; Butchers ... will not be wanting; The constant breeders; The deanry stairwell; Beggars of the female sex; A melancholy object; Stewed, roasted, baked or boyled - food ... proper for landlords.
- "Produced to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift in 1667."--Colophon.
- "Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy with much grateful assistance from Niamh McNally, Sarah O'Neill and Phelim McGovern. The main type employed is 22 point Monotype Caslon ... This is Monotype 18 point Caslon Old face. (no. 128). The type was cast into founts by Neil Winter at The Whittington Press ..."--Colophon.
- "Andrew Carpenter has introduced the book and overseen the editing of the original Swift text. Jessica Traynor has supplied nine new poems in response to Swift's original text. David O'Kane has scratched the ten illustrations which have been editioned from the lithographic stones by Michael Timmins at his workshop in Stoneybatter."--Colophon.
- "The book has been printed on 250gsm mouldmade paper from the Zerkall Mill, Hurtgenwald, Germany, supplied by John Purcell, London. Based in Wiltshire, UK, Jemma Lewis has designed and produced the marbled paper based on marble patterns found at St. Patrick's Cathedral where Jonathan Swift was once Dean. Eleanor Swan fired the porcelain inserts for the standard copies at her studio on the Georgian grounds of Russborough House, Co. Kildare."--Colophon.
- "The edition is limited to 35 books. Copies marked A to Z have been half bound in Moroccan goat with marble paper sides. These were produced by Tom, Patricia, Pat and Tommy Duffy at their workshop in Dublin's Five Lamps area. Copies marked i, ii, iii and iv have been similarly bound and remain hors de commerce. Copies marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been bound in unique full leather designs by Kate Holland and are accompanied by a portfolio containing a full suite of the poems and a full suite of lithographs. Each book is presented in a solander box produced by its respective binder."--Colophon.
- Issued in cloth-bound solander box.
- Special Collections & University Archives copy 1: Copy E, signed by editor, poet, lithographer, and designer. Binder: Duffy Bookbinders. Binding: half black Moroccan goat with red spine label stamped gilt and black and white marbled paper sides. In a red cloth solander box.
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