Terrascopædia Volume 4 - 2020 to 2022

Terrascopædia Volume 4 (September 2020 -   ) features cover art designed specifically for us by Frances Castle. The raven has been the Terrascope's symbol since the very beginnings of the Ptolemaic Terrascope magazine in 1989 - all of the original issues featured one somewhere or another - and the image was designed at my request to reflect the work of her grandfather, the revered poster artist Frank Sherwin who designed innumerable railway posters during the 1930s and 40s.What I'm sure few people will have spotted is that the train crossing the viaduct in the background is being pulled by a GWR 'Castle' class locomotive!

Terrascopædia issue 17

Issue 17

Published June 2021, Terrascopædia issue 17 features interviews with Mighty Baby, Alison Cotton, Buck Curran, Farmer Dave and Nick Jonah Davis.​


140 copies produced. Each copy is entirely hand made from cover to cover, typeset one letter at a time in 12pt Caslon Old Style and printed in full colour on a fully restored 1926 vintage, 10cwt Arab Foolscap Folio treadle press. 


Please be aware that due to the hand-made nature of this publication, small mistakes are bound to occur and no two copies can ever be exactly the same.


Stitched. Illustrated. Full colour. 20 pages plus coloured card cover. Acid free cotton rag deckle edged paper. Measures 6-½  inches by 9-¼ inches, and mailed out in a hand-printed stiffened card mailer for safety.


Cost including postage: £12.00 a copy, postage included (UK only),  £15.00 a copy (EU),  £17.00 a copy (US), £17.00 a copy (Rest of the World)

PLEASE NOTE, THIS ISSUE IS NOW SOLD OUT

Terrascopædia Issue 16

Issue 16

Published January 2021, our 16th issue features interviews with Andrew Abbott, Devonian Gardens, Gypsy, Katie Spencer and Wizz Jones plus reviews, opinions and an editorial.​


130 copies produced. Each copy is entirely hand made from cover to cover, typeset one letter at a time in 12pt Caslon Old Style plus a variety of display founts in both wood and metal, and printed in full colour using rubber-based ink on a fully restored 1926 vintage, 10cwt Arab Foolscap Folio treadle press. The magazine is then collated and stitched by hand.


The front cover was designed for us by the brilliant Frances Castle at Clay Pipe Music, inspired (as requested) by the post-war railway travel posters that were designed by her grandfather, Frank Sherwin.The back cover continues the trend of inviting some of my favourite lino-cut artists to submit pieces to adorn each issue, this time featuring Christina Richmond's 'Kelston Roundhill' (a local beauty spot just outside of the city of Bath)​


Please be aware that due to the hand-made nature of this publication, small mistakes are bound to occur and no two copies can ever be exactly the same.


Stitched. Illustrated. Full colour. 20 pages plus cover. Acid free cotton rag deckle edged paper. Measures 6-½  inches by 9-¼ inches, and mailed out in a hand-printed stiffened card mailer for safety.


Cost: £11.00 a copy, postage included (UK only),  £14.00 a copy (EU),  £15.00 a copy (Rest of the World)


​PLEASE NOTE, THIS ISSUE IS NOW  SOLD OUT

Terrascopædia Issue 15

Issue 15

Published September 2020, issue 15 of the Terrascopædia  features interviews with Keith Christmas, Pacific Range, Jim Ghedi and Lake Mary plus reviews of new and recent record and cassette releases.​


130 copies produced. Each copy is entirely hand made from cover to cover. The unbleached paper is bought in sheets from the mill and cut to size (6-½  inches by 9-¼ inches, which is unashamedly inspired by my love for the Doves Press). The text is set by hand in 16pt Poliphilus, influenced by Aldus Manutius at the Aldine Press in 15th century Venice and produced under the direction of Stanley Morison in England at Monotype (Series 170) in 1923. Poliphilus is a scarce and beautiful fount that was only cast for a very short time, being superseded by Bembo (series 270) in 1929. Here we use it in association with Blado (Series 119, 1923) which is the italic companion that Poliphilus was originally designed for. 


The pages themselves are printed in full colour using rubber-based ink on a fully restored 1926 vintage, 10cwt Arab Foolscap Folio treadle press. The magazine is then collated and hand-stitched.


The front cover was designed for us by the brilliant Frances Castle at Clay Pipe Music, inspired (as requested) by the post-war railway travel posters that were designed by her grandfather, Frank Sherwin.The back cover continues the trend of inviting some of my favourite lino-cut artists to submit pieces to adorn each issue, this time featuring Christina Richmond's 'Clovelly'​


Please be aware that due to the hand-made nature of this publication, small mistakes are bound to occur and no two copies can ever be exactly the same.


Stitched. Illustrated. Full colour. 20 pages plus cover. Acid free cotton rag deckle edged paper. Measures 6-½  inches by 9-¼ inches, and mailed out in a hand-printed stiffened card mailer for safety.


Cost: £11.00 a copy, postage included (UK only),  £14.00 a copy (EU),  £15.00 a copy (Rest of the World)


PLEASE NOTE, THIS ISSUE IS NOW  SOLD OUT