Ampersand Workshop / Lyceum Press

Wm Erik and Carmen Voss have been producing fine letterpress miniature books in Fullerton CA since 1989.

Note: Each listing below has a Lorson Number (LN #); please include the book title and this number when inquiring about or ordering a book.

Beauty and the Beast; Brugaletta, John1988, 2 7/8" x 2 3/16", 26 pp., accordion fold signatures, leather spine, cloth boards, slipcase; six double page illustrations alternating with printed text, the entire of all panels hand-colored, 9 of 20 copies, signed by the author, printer, and illustrator. Together with the art board of seven original pen and ink illustrations by Carmen Voss used for producing the printing blocksRB

Eight Orchids1984, 2 3/16" x 1 9/16", tri-fold paper board portfolio with eight loose folders containing text and a hand-colored etching, done in conjuncion with the Tympan Alley Press, copy 42 of 50, signedRB

Fragments of the Rainbow; Voss, Carmen1988, 2 3/4" x 1 7/8", 28 pp., accordion fold signatures, leather spine, cloth boards, hand-colored throughout; the charming story of a hummingbird's nesting, interspersed with facts about this fascinating species; 24 of 100 copies, signed by the author/illustrator and printer RB

Great Western Railway, The; Wishaw, Francis1984, 2 5/8" x 2", two volumes, Text: 17 pp, Plates: in two accordion fold signatures, printed paper boards, hand-colored illustrations, slipcase, 30 copiesRB

Passionate Shepherd to His Love, The; Marlowe, Christopher1984, 2 3/16" x 1 9/16", 14 pp. accordion fold, marbled paper boards and slipcase, 14 panel original watercolor landscape, copy 9 of 20, signed by the printer and illustrator; the press' first independant book, though misnumbered by BradburyRB
$600.00 [net]

Some Thoughts on the Subject of Hats; Voss, Carmen2010, 2 7/8" x 2 1/4", two volumes, one text with tipped-in illustrations and one of additional illustrations, accordion fold with tipped-in color plates, both 1/4 leather with printed paper boards; a matching portfolio of ten original gouache paintings of hats; all enclosed in an elaborate portfolio box, together with a hat box containing a unique minature hat; signed by the printer and authorLN
$1500.00 [net]

Summer Sun; Stevenson, Robert Louis2001, 2 3/4" x 2 1/2", 23 pp., patterned paper boards, cloth spine, beautifully illustrated and painted by Carmen Voss, 3 of 20 copies, signed by the printer and illustratorLN