The press at work
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A book's progress
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Books we have printed
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The Old School Press prints and publishes new texts in limited editions with specially commissioned illustrations. We use traditional letterpress printing techniques - metal type and fine papers - and our books are hand-bound to our designs.

We like to print new and interesting texts. When it comes to design our aim is always to find a combination of text, illustration, typeface, papers, and binding that makes a unified whole. Our books are generally illustrated, often with specially commissioned work from artists working in a variety of media which to date have included watercolour, linocut, wood engraving, wood cuts, line drawing, pastels, digital, photography, and pochoir.

You can order books either by email or from our online shop: the button on the left will take you there.

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There are many highways and byways on this site. To get around use the buttons on the left. The button will take you to a guide in a new window or frame.

If you are a binder and like to obtain unbound sets of sheets you will find that we often reserve a small proportion of an edition in sheets for binders and at a large discount. Look for books with the sign, which will tell you how many sections are involved, and click on the button on the left for a list of books available in sheets.

I occasionally prune my own collection of books, printing ephemera, and printing materials and have some items for sale, as well as some 'bargain box' items from the Press  view a list of secondhand books for sale.

Martyn and Angela Ould

Copyright Martyn Ould 1995-2021