Lessons for Our Time, published by Minnesota Center for Book Arts on December 15, 2012, is the twenty-second in a series celebrating the handmade book. Under the direction of MCBA Artist and Adult Programs Director Sara R. Parr, two editions were produced, all letterpress printed by master printer Erin Maurelli and members of MCBA’s artistic community.
The Chapbook Edition (300 numbered copies) was bound by volunteers working under the direction of Erin Maurelli and Sara R. Parr. The Deluxe Edition (26 lettered copies) was bound by master binder Jana Pullman.
All illustrations included in the editions are by Anna Boyer. Handmade paper for both editions was made by Mary Hark with the assistance of Angela Richardson and Leah Willemin. All text and imagery were produced as photopolymer plates by Smart Set, Inc.
Zerkall Book paper is used in both editions, with titles and text set in Elena. The Deluxe edition also includes Asahi Japanese bookcloth, Bugra and Pescia papers with matzuo kozo chine colle.