We Like it Here Beside the River marks the 45th year since Gerard Smyth helped to hand-set & letterpress print his debut collection of poetry, The Flags Are Quiet (New Writers’ Press), in 1969.
Designed, typeset by hand & letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy, with assistance from Guy Cresswell & Louis Scully.
The artwork has been printed from a magnesium plate after an original drawing made for the book by Donald Teskey.
The text has been hand-set in 12, 18 & 22 point Caslon Old Face series 128, Monotype cast at The Whittington Press. The book has been printed on a FAG Swiss Proof 40.
Printed on 170gsm Zerkall mouldmade in an edition of 45 copies. 40 copies are sewn into paper wrappers. Housed in slipcases, 15 are quarter bound in cloth covered boards.