Andrew Steeves

Andrew Steeves is a writer, editor, typographer, letterpress printer and literary publisher, and one of the co-founders (with Gary Dunfield) of Gaspereau Press. He has won over 50 citations for excellence in Canadian book design from the Alcuin Society. His essay collection Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing and Typography appeared in 2014.



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Dogberry Charges the Watch: Being A Snippet from His Comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
Andrew Steeves

2021 / / $200.00
Fine / 24 pp


In the wake of recent high-profile incidents exposing anew the age-old crisis in policing, the bumbling, verbose, self-important character of Constable Dog-berry from Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing takes on importance beyond the ordered world of Elizabethan comedy. Off stage, out here in our communities, the incompetence of Dogberry and his watchmen now does much damage. This excerpt from the play and short commentary remind us of the importance of expecting effort and equity from our civil authorities.

Production details: Includes an original wood engraving by Wesley Bates. Typeset in Linotype Baskerville. Printed in black and two colours on vintage Barcham Green handmade paper, folded to roughly 7 × 11 inches making 24 quarto pages with Saint Armand Old Masters handmade paper endpapers. Limited edition of 50 copies casebound in black cloth over boards with a cloth-covered slipcase. Issued in a kraft wrapping paper decorated with wood type printed in two colours.



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Other Books by this Author

A Prospectus for a Wood Type Edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘Pied Beauty’
Andrew Steeves

2021 / Essay / $25.00 CAN
Fine / 12 pp
‘Wood Type’ Exhibition Poster: plus four prints from Literarum Ex Arboribus
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2020 / Prints / $100.00 CAN
Fine / 1 pp
Four Trees and a Rhubarb Patch
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2018 / Poetry / $30.00 CAN
Fine / 16 pp
Sixty Over Twenty: Letterpress Books & Broadsides Printed at Gaspereau Press, 1997–2017
Andrew Steeves

2017 / Design/Book/Graphic Arts/Typography / $24.95 CAN
9781554471799 / Trade paper / 80 pp
Jack McMaster at Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Biography / $2.95 CAN
9781554471652 / Pamphlet / 16 pp
Glenn Goluska in Toronto
Andrew Steeves

2016 / Printing History / Biography / $75.00 CAN
9781554471591 / Fine / 24 pp
Rod McDonald @ Gaspereau Press
Andrew Steeves

2015 / Art / $2.95 CAN
9781554471478 / Trade paper / 16 pp
Smoke Proofs: Essays on Literary Publishing, Printing & Typography
Andrew Steeves

2014 / Essays / $24.95 CAN
9781554471416 / Trade paper / 160 pp
Print Shop Chicanery
Andrew Steeves, Wesley Bates

2003 / History / $10.00 CAN
9781894031820 / Pamphlet / 6 pp

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