Launching The Vampire and the Seventh Daughter

On Saturday, April 26, Greyweathers Press launched its latest letterpress work, an original short story by Larry Thompson titled The Vampire and the Seventh Daughter. This gothic trifle is hand printed with cold type, using our house font, Italian Oldstyle, for the text and the blackface type, Goudy Text, for the cover, title page and opening lines of the story. It is illustrated with five linoleum cut illustrations, and it has been printed in a limited edition of 75 on Arches Text Wove paper from France, with black Mohawk Ultrafine for covers. Cover label hand painted by Holly Dean. Every book is protected from vampires by a tiny cross bound into the front cover.

The Vampire and the Seventh Daughter is pamphlet bound, 8 pages long. $60 per copy plus GST in Canada and shipping. To purchase email Larry Thompson at or call (613) 269-3714. For more information go to

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3 Comments on “Launching The Vampire and the Seventh Daughter”

  1. Chris Says:

    This all looks great Larry, And the red binding thread! ….. of course….what else could you use! – nice touch. I look forward to seeing this.

  2. steph Says:

    Looks beautiful, Larry! Did I miss a showing at Betty’s?

  3. […] outing with large, enthusiastic crowds and some good sales. Best of all, I sold both copies of the Vampire book that I brought with me. Time to bind up some more! So today I finally cleaned up the remnants […]

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