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I came to understand that, for me, Frankenstein is more closely aligned to other moral transgressions of the twentieth century; the failure of compassion, the reticence to communicate, the inability to empathize, and the pervasive and malignant presence of racism and bigotry.
-Barry Moser, The Workshop of Filthy Creation: Illustrating Frankenstein in his collected essays, In the Face of Presumptions.
Fifty-two wood engravings. Printed in several colors by Harold P. McGrath, in Poliphilus and Wilhelm Klingsporschrift on Pulegium, a paper made by Strathmore Mills for Pennyroyal. Copies 1-50 bound in half leather at Samuel Ellenport’s Harcourt Bindery with a bronze medallion struck from an original design by Moser embedded in the spine of the slipcase. Copies 51-350 bound in half leather accompanied by an additional suite of signed prints all in a cloth slipcase.
I’m often asked, which of my books is my favorite and I usually respond with the single word Frankenstein. It is my favorite because it, more than the others, exemplefies what I hold to be ideal: it holds together as a unit, a cohesive whole with type, text, and images well-balanced and well paced.
–Barry Moser for the 1986 Pennyroyal Press checklist.