Lark Ascending


Silas House, from “Lark Ascending”, 2022.
Edition of 350. Signed by author, and numbered.


2 in stock



This passage from Lark Ascending (winner of Southern Book Award for Fiction, 2023) was hand-set in Emerson and Garamond typefaces, and printed on a 1920 Chandler & Price press.  The edition of 350 copies, is printed on Arches 88 paper, and signed by the author.

Silas House is a best selling author, journalist, playwright, activist and teacher. His writing has appeared recently in Time, The Atlantic, Ecotone, The Advocate, Garden and Gun, and Oxford American.  He is a former commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

Joanne Price is the founder and artist of Starpointe Studio, specializing in wood engraved illustrations, original limited edition prints, and book arts in rural Kentucky. Her work can be found in private collections, museums and galleries in the U.S. and Europe.

Deborah Kessler, proprietor of October Press Letterpress, has been printing since 1980.  The focus of her work is on fine writing and the art and craftsmanship of hand press printing.  Her work can be found in private collections, libraries, and museums. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky and Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Print size:  9 x 12
Mounted: 11 x 14 (Temporary mount with photo corners, on black mat board.)
Paper: Arches 88, 300 gsm, with deckle edge. White.
Typeface: Emerson and Garamond
Color:  Black and green on white
Illustration:  Wood engraving by Joanne Price