Abattoir Editions is the fine press imprint of the

The Universtiy of Nebraska

College of Fine Arts

Bonnie O'Connell, director 1986 - currrent

Harry Duncan, director 1972 - 1985

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 by Bonnie O'Connell 1986 - present

 Girl From Nebraska Tries to Camp in Super, Natural British Columbia

a poem by Sara Adkisson with linocut by Bonnie O'Connell

Printed from Palatino type on Fabriano paper. 150 copies. 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. 2001.


     Polo Poems by Ann Deagon

Bonnie O'Connell designed and hand-printed this edition of 225 copies featuring twenty-two poems, illustrated with five altered images from early Venetian postcards printed in sea green from photoengravings. The papers are Arches Creme Laid Text and Arches Cover. Lisa Ammerman assisted with the nonadhesive binding and in resetting Harold Berliner's Monotype Romulus. 46 pp. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. 1990.


Three Winter Poems by Ardyth Bradley, Brenda Hillman and Keith Ratzlaff

Printed from Cloister Old Style and Romulus types on Lana Laid paper and sewn into Fabriano Ingres endsheets and covers. Illustrations by Bonnie O'Connell were pulled from relief blocks and diagonally set rule. 235 hand-numbered copies. 12 pp.

6 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. 1986. $25.00

by Harry Duncan 1974 - 1985


 Moorhen by William Logan

Twenty-two poems printed on Rives paper from Poliphilus, Blado, and Perpetua types. Initials & display printed in blue. Case-bound with blue cloth over boards. 293 hand-numbered copies. 48 pp. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. 1984. $45.00

The Ocean to Cynthia by Sir Walter Ralegh

Five autographic poems reprinted after an unbound edition of 12 copies printed in 1962 at the University of Iowa Typographic Laboratory. Bembo narrow italic with Perpetua display printed in red on Arches paper. From the colophon: "Our aim has been to provide the reader convenient access to what Ralegh actually wrote. To this end, we have retained his spelling, capitalization, and punctuation as usages rather personal to him and therefore elements of his style." 295 hand-numbered copies case-bound with paper over boards by Alison Wilson. 36 pp. 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. 1984. $40.00

Passages from Friday by Charles Martin

The title poem, which comprises most of the text, was written from the point of view of the Robinson Crusoe character, Friday. Four poems in all, printed on Nideggen paper by Donald Knoepfler and Harry Duncan from Perpetua type. Initials printed in red. 260 hand-numbered copies. 44 pp. 10 x 6 5/8 inches. 1983. $35.00

The Music Box Treaty by Richard Duggin

A novel illustrated with four duotone plates photoengraved from the original two-color aquatints by Thomas Majeski. Author and illustrator are faculty members of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Printed from Bembo and Romulus Open types on Mohawk Superfine Text and case-bound with cloth over boards. 500 copies. 159 pp. 9 5/8 x 6 3/8 inches. 1982. $40.00


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