Books in print

The Moorland Tree & A Different Heaven
Two books of poems by the late Elizabeth Lester

Subjects range from the lonely surviver of an ancient forest and early Christians on Rodel in the Hebrides, to the journey by St Cedd and his monks from Whitby to Lastingham in 654.

Printed on Zerkall paper with drawings in colour by Rosemary Roberts and hand sewn into Fabriano Murillo card covers. Edition - 130 numbered copies signed by the poet and the artist.

£25 for the two

A Thrill of Pleasure
Poetry by William Wordsworth
Wood Engravings by Rosemary Roberts

A selection of poetry, taken from an early edition of the complete works, concentrating on the significance of the natural world as Wordsworth saw it.

The book includes an introductory essay by the landscape painter, Derek Hyatt.

130 copies on Zerkall paper 32pp
15 extra sets left as sheets for bookbinders.
250mm x 175mm

ISBN 0 948261 85 4
£50 post free in UK (p&p £4 overseas) Multiple copies £45 - unbound sheets £40
Some of the wood engravings are available as prints at between £15 & £25 unframed.

Havard - Seven Choruses
by George Mackay Brown
Line drawings in one colour by ROSEMARY ROBERTS

These choruses are hand set in Baskerville with titles and initials in Hammer American Uncial The pages are printed letterpress on Magnani book wove and hand sewn into grey Archival card covers

ISBN 978 0 948261 11 4
170mm x 250mm  8pp - £35 post free in the UK (£5 overseas) multiple copies £30

This edition is limited to 125 copies each copy being numbered and signed by the artist/printer. This is the final publication from the Press. 2013

This book won The Oxford Guild of Printers' prize - 2013

Psalms 2
Translated by Henry Wansbrough OSB
Drawings by Rosemary Roberts

The psalms are prayers, the ancient prayers of Judaism, which were adopted into Christianity to form the basis of the Church’s prayer.
A selection of 23 psalms taken from the translation by Henry Wansbrough OSB in The New Jerusalem Bible was published by The Celtic Cross Press in 1990 and quickly sold out.
This is a second collection of 24 psalms, divided into 5 sections, with an introduction and reflections by the translator.

The book is a limited edition of 120 copies with 5 full page pencil drawings by Rosemary Roberts.

The paper is Vélin Arches and the book was printed at The Celtic Cross Press and bound in full cloth covered board at The Abbey Bindery.

ISBN 0 948261 01 3 & 978 0 948261 01 5
178mm x 250mm 50 pages - £50 post free in UK (p&p £4 overseas) ONLY ONE COPY REMAINING


Two short stories by George Mackay Brown with a common symbolic theme

Images in one colour by Rosemary Roberts

Printed letterpress on Somerset wove paper and hand sewn into card covers edition 145 numbered copies signed by the artist/printer.

ISBN 978 0 948261 08 4
220mm x 160mm 12pp - £35 post free in UK (£5 overseas) multiple copies £30


Angels is a celebration in words and woodcuts of the role of angels in the Bible. It is printed by letterpress on Vélin Arches paper, quarter bound in goatskin, and contained in a cloth-covered drop-back box. The deep faith and theological knowledge of the illustrator, the author and the designer are reflected in the quality of their contributions, which are the fruit of a four-year collaboration. We have also made available a reduced facsimile paperbound edition.

Angels will be an important addition to Christian colleges and cathedral libraries around the world as well as to the collections of individuals who love rare books of fine quality.

Angels - Fine Edition
Angels Facsimile Edition