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Sylvæ
by Ben Verhoeven and Gaylord Schanilec

 MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES 2007
  • <em>Sylvæ</em> Large Paper Edition
  • Sylvæ Large Paper Edition
    Sylvæ LARGE PAPER EDITION 10 x 15 inches. 192 pages. 26 lettered copies. 53 relief prints (wood cuts and wood engravings). 25 wood specimens. With historical anecdotes by Benjamin Verhoeven, and production notes by Gaylord Schanilec. Text set in Bembo monotype, and printed on Twin Rocker hand-made paper. Images printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound at Booklab 2 in a medieval style, laced board binding with quarter-sawn white oak boards and an alum-tawed goat skin spine. Two new copies will be available spring 2017. Inquire for details.

Sylvæ LARGE PAPER EDITION
10 x 15 inches. 192 pages. 26 lettered copies. 53 relief prints (wood cuts and wood engravings). 25 wood specimens. With historical anecdotes by Benjamin Verhoeven, and production notes by Gaylord Schanilec. Text set in Bembo monotype, and printed on Twin Rocker hand-made paper. Images printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound at Booklab 2 in a medieval style, laced board binding with quarter-sawn white oak boards and an alum-tawed goat skin spine.

Sylvæ - STANDARD EDITION
8 x 12 inches. 192 pages. 120 numbered copies. 53 relief prints (wood cuts and wood engravings). With historical anecdotes by Benjamin Verhoeven, and production notes by Gaylord Schanilec. Text set in Bembo monotype, and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound at Booklab 2 in quartersawn white oak boards and an alum-tawed goat skin spine. Issued in a slipcase.



Twenty wooded acres surround Midnight Paper Sales in western Wisconsin. This book documents the journey of Ben Verhoeven and Gaylord Schanilec into the woods to create a work not only about these trees, but of these trees. In all 24 species have been catalogued through image, historical anecdotes, and notes taken during the cutting, milling, engraving and printing. The 53 images consist primarily of long grain and end grain specimens which have been taken from this property. In each case the image is manipulated through either color, impression, engraving, or some combination of the above to emphasize a certain characteristic of a species. The text varies as well from tree to tree, focusing on what role each played in the local history and in this project.

See Sylvæ, In-Progress reports 2006-2008, by Ben Verhoeven

  • <em>Sylvæ</em> Standard Edition - book and slipcase
  • Sylvæ Standard Edition - book and slipcase
    Sylvæ - Standard Edition by Gaylord Schanilec and Ben Verhoeven
    Dimensions 8x12. 192 pages. 120 numbered copies. 53 relief prints (wood cuts and wood engravings). With historical anecdotes by Benjamin Verhoeven, and production notes by Gaylord Schanilec. Text set in Bembo monotype, and printed on Zerkall mould-made paper. Bound at Booklab 2 in quartersawn white oak boards adn an alum-tawed goat skin spine. Issued in a slipcase. Qty. 120. Two new copies available spring 2017. Inquire for details.

See Sylvæ, An Adventure in Fine Printmaking illustrated story of the making of Sylvæ from The Bonefolder.

  • Birch long-grain
  • Birch long-grain
    Birch long-grain
    Dimensions: 18 x 8 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper Edition size: 10, Price: $200
  • Plum long-grain
  • Plum long-grain
    Dimensions: 13 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Map of Farm 590
  • Map of Farm 590
    Dimensions: 11 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper
    Edition size: 13, Price: $120

The Prints

Individual signed and numbered prints from Sylvæ

  • Apple end-grain
  • Apple long-grain
  • Ash end-grain
  • Bigtooth Aspen end-grain
  • Bigtooth Aspen long-grain
  • Basswood end-grain
  • Basswood long-grain
  • Birch end-grain
  • Birch long-grain
  • Boxelder end-grain
  • Boxelder long-grain
  • Cedar end-grain
  • Cherry end-grain
  • Cherry long-grain
  • Cottonwood end-grain
  • Cottonwood long-grain
  • Elm end-grain
  • Elm long-grain
  • Ironwood Root 1
  • Ironwood end-grain
  • Ironwood Root 2
  • Ironwood Root 1 & 2
  • Lilac end-grain
  • Lilac long-grain
  • Maple end-grain
  • Maple long-grain
  • Nannyberry end-grain
  • Nannyberry long-grain
  • Pear end-grain
  • Pear long-grain
  • Plum end-grain
  • Plum long-grain
  • Red Oak end-grain
  • Red Oak long-grain
  • Spruce end-grain
  • Spruce long-grain
  • Sumac end-grain
  • Sumac long-grain
  • The Log end-grain
  • The Log long-grain
  • Black Walnut end-grain
  • Black Walnut long-grain
  • White Oak end-grain
  • White Oak long-grain
  • White pine end-grain
  • White pine long-grain
  • Willow end-grain
  • Willow long-grain
  • Map of Farm 590
  • Hard Maple Portrait
  • Apple end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 3 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $120
  • Apple long-grain
    Dimensions: 13 x 4 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $120
  • Ash end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 5 OUT OF PRINTArtist's proof available: $240
  • Bigtooth Aspen end-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 4, OUT OF PRINT
  • Bigtooth Aspen long-grain
    Dimensions: 13 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $250
  • Basswood end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 2 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, Price: $100
  • Basswood long-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 11, Price: $120
  • Birch end-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 8 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, Price: $150
  • Birch long-grain
    Dimensions: 18 x 8 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $200
  • Boxelder end-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 2 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 17, Price: $80
  • Boxelder long-grain
    Dimensions: 7 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Cedar end-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 3 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 11, OUT OF PRINT
  • Cherry end-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, OUT OF PRINT
  • Cherry long-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, OUT OF PRINT
  • Cottonwood end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $120
  • Cottonwood long-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper, Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Elm end-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 6 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 11, Price: $100
  • Elm long-grain
    Dimensions: 21 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 17, Price: $200
  • Ironwood Root 1
    Dimensions: 20 x 12 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, Price: $250
  • Ironwood end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $100
  • Ironwood Root 2
    Dimensions: 20 x 12 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, Price: $250
  • Ironwood Root 1 & 2
    Dimensions: 42 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Price: $300
  • Lilac end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 3 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Lilac long-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper Edition size: 8, Price: $120
  • Maple end-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 7 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, Price: $280
  • Maple long-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $120
  • Nannyberry end-grain
    Dimensions: 2 x 1 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 4, Price: $120
  • Nannyberry long-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 17 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, Price: $200
  • Pear end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $150
  • Pear long-grain
    Dimensions: 4 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 6, Price: $120
  • Plum end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 2 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 12,
    OUT OF PRINT
  • Plum long-grain
    Dimensions: 13 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Red Oak end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 12, Price: $80
  • Red Oak long-grain
    Dimensions: 13x 4 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Spruce end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $120
  • Spruce long-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, Price: $120
  • Sumac end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 2 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $90
  • Sumac long-grain
    Dimensions: 15 x 8 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $300
  • The Log end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 5 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper Edition size: 9,
    OUT OF PRINT
  • The Log long-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper
    Edition size: 11, Price: $100
  • Black Walnut end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7,
    OUT OF PRINT
  • Black Walnut long-grain
    Dimensions: 23 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, OUT OF PRINT
  • White Oak end-grain
    Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 11, OUT OF PRINT
  • White Oak long-grain
    Dimensions: 23 x 12 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, OUT OF PRINT
  • White pine end-grain
    Dimensions: 6 x 6 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 10, Price: $100
  • White pine long-grain
    Dimensions: 23 x 12 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 7, Price: $300
  • Willow end-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 3 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 8, Price: $100
  • Willow long-grain
    Dimensions: 3 x 13 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper

    Edition size: 9, Price: $120
  • Map of Farm 590
    Dimensions: 11 x 9 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper
    Edition size: 13, Price: $120
  • Hard Maple Portrait
    Dimensions: 6 x 16 inches
    Zerkall mould-made paper Edition size: 80, OUT OF PRINT