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In the Direction of the Beginning

Dylan Thomas

$650 / Edition of 150

The Melville Press acquired rights to a remarkable short story by Dylan Thomas originally published in the A Prospect of the Sea in 1939, In the Direction of the Beginning is a powerful prose poem of love and the sea.

This award-winning edition has been acquired by many fine libraries including The British Library, Cambridge University Library, The National Library of Wales, The Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, The Newberry Library, The Library of Congress, as well as university and private collections in the United States, Europe and Canada.

Woodcut Block Prints and Book Design by Catherine Kanner

Letterpress Limited Edition of 150, Signed & Numbered

Black Silk Self-Closing Cover with Shell Clasp, 8 1/2” x 12 1/4” 

Pescia 100% Cotton Mould-made Paper

Typeface is Centaur  

Art Printed Letterpress from Catherine Kanner’s Original Blocks 

Printed & Bound by Lawrence Van Velzer & Peggy Gotthold of Foolscap Press

Postscript by Nathan O. Reynalds

Fourth Edition of The Melville Press

Rounce & Coffin Award for Excellence in Book Design

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