'Master and Commander' – Fine Press Edition

A project in Tucson, AZ by Ampersand Book Studio

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A new edition worthy of Patrick O'Brian's brilliance… Letterpress printed… Hand-bound… Artisan materials… New Illustrations.
Backers: 185
Average Pledge Per Backer: $567

Funded: $104,986 of $25,000
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 6th (30 days)
Project By: Ampersand Book Studio
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Latest News

Campaign's End: Update and Upgrade

April 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We have a few short hours before our first Kickstarter campaign comes to a successful end. When we launched, we really did not know what to expect. The support you all have shown over the past month has been so very encouraging to me. As a token of... (Read More)

Nearly there... Updates and Blog Posts

April 1st - via: kickstarter.com
It has been a whirlwind of a month. Thank you all for your support of our private press edition of Master and Commander! Since the last update here, I have posted two missives about the project on our Substack blog. The first explores the typography... (Read More)

Week 1 Update

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We launched one week ago today… and what a response. Thank you! As of this writing, our two bound editions are almost entirely subscribed. But as Jack Aubrey – master of the malapropism – says, we ‘should never count the bear's skin before... (Read More)

First Blog Post and more...

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
First Blog Post Live I am delighted to announce that I have just posted the first of my essays on designing and making our edition of Master and Commander. In "Endpaper Design and Georgian Maps: The Making of "Master and Commander" I share about how... (Read More)

Campaign Update, Paper Production, and Blog Posts (oh my!)

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
What a wonderful first day on Kickstarter! Thank you all for your support for our editions of Master and Commander. As of now, nearly three-quarters of the “Anchor” Edition and over half of the “HMS Victory” Edition have now been subscribed.... (Read More)

Letter and Number Reservations

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks again for the remarkable launch of our Kickstarter campaign! Several people have asked about reserving specific numbers/letters for their copies of Master and Commander. We will be happy to oblige to the best of our ability. Over the next week... (Read More)

Humbled and Thankful

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
All I can say is "thank you!" You all helped us reach and surpass our funding target within the first 35 minutes of our campaign. This is our first foray into the Kickstarter space, so we were more than a bit curious to see how it would play out. You... (Read More)

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