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Hestan Isle Press


Rather Special Hand printed Books.



london bridge book

"OLD LONDON BRIDGE" letterpress printed text with linocut images.


The books are letterpress printed by Peter and Frances Grant on the Hand-press from individual letters of metal type, and all are signed limited editions.

Some are Twelfth-scale books, some are Miniature Books, some larger.

Some are illustrated by Frances Grant (who also designs the slip-cases), and all are hand-bound using artificial leathers, book-cloths, and interesting papers.



Books Worth Keeping!

The books are bought by collectors all over Britain, America, Canada and Europe, and some can be found in


The Edward Clark Rare Book Collection at Edinburgh’s Napier University,

The University of Virginia Library,

The University of Iowa  Special Collection,

The City Library of Lijubljana in Slovenia, 

The Associazione Cultural Art Gallery Museum, Paese, Italy,

Center for Artists' Publications at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany,

The Victoria and  Albert Museum Library, London,

The National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh,

and the Scottish Poetry Library, also in Edinburgh.





All of our books are available to buy on the SHOP pages on the left.




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