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About Gwasg Gregynog


The tradition of fine printing at Gregynog, begun in 1922, continues to this day: the use of time-honoured techniques creates a harmony of art and craft in fine book production.

In addition to the constant flow of beautifully created volumes in both the Welsh and English languages that it has generated over the decades, as listed in our Catalogue and Shop section, Gwasg Gregynog has contributed to the highlights of Welsh life and culture.

The Press was commissioned to produce the inaugural document for the opening of the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. In celebration of this occasion, the first instrument of Welsh government for more than 600 years, a 250 limited edition souvenir volume was printed on Zerkall mould-made paper, hand-bound into cloth-covered boards and blocked in gold. In 2006 the Press bound the calligraphed poem commissioned to open the Assembly's permanent home, Y Senedd, in Cardiff.

2002 saw the production of one of the most successful volumes to be produced by Gwasg Gregynog in recent years. Cutting Images, a limited edition volume of more than fifty linocuts by one of Wales's greatest artists, Sir Kyffin Williams, RA, spectacularly sold out three weeks after its launch.

Also in that year a new translation of poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was produced to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the birth of Johann Gutenberg, the father of printing from moveable type.

Among books recently created is a selection from Thomas Pennant’s Tours of North Wales entitled Pennant and his Welsh Landscapes. The selection is stunningly illustrated with 20 coloured woodcuts by Rigby Graham, who also designed the bindings for this edition.

An extraordinary magnum opus, Of a Feather: an A-Z of avian collective nouns, written and illustrated by Colin See-Paynton, and with a Foreword by Sir David Attenborough, was published and launched in London towards the end of 2008.

2009 has seen the production of Welsh Time, a tribute to the novelist Emyr Humphreys on his 90th birthday, and illustrated by Paul Croft, and towards the end of the year, the much-awaited The Romantics in Wales will appear, compiled and edited by Glyn Tegai Hughes, with wood engravings by Hilary Paynter.

Full details of all the above publications and many more appear in our Catalogue and Shop.

Gwasg Gregynog: the people behind the press.




Status

Gwasg Gregynog is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Wales, no.01385327.

Registered office: Gwasg Gregynog Ltd., Gregynog, Tregynon, NEWTOWN, SY16 3PW

Gwasg Gregynog Limited is a registered charity, no. 1090060