TALLER MARTÍN PESCADOR
    THE MICHOACÁN PRESS OF JUAN PASCOE
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YOUNG TURK, anti-establishment poets Roberto Bolaño and Cristina de la Peña — in 1975, in a joint effort! — christened Juan Pascoe's fledgling hand press theTALLER MARTIN PESCADOR or “The Kingfisher Workshop.”   Today the TMP is universally recognized as the finest hand press that has operated in Mexico since the colonial period.  Its work has ranged from calling cards and invitations to birth announcements and exhibition posters, from chapbooks of avant-garde poetry to full-length books, and of course, to broadsides, with much, much of this being wonderfully illustrated byArtemio Rodriguez — two of whose charismatic Pascoe Kingfishers grace this page.

 Testimonials to the press are many, as for example: “Taller Martín Pescador has become the foremost source for traditional Mexican graphic arts as well as innovative Latin American literature and poetry” (Julie Melby, Curator of Graphic Arts, Princeton University, online blog), and, “Pascoe has constructed a book to be read, that does indeed glow with the presence of hand craftsmanship. . . . And what he puts in his Anglophone customer's hands is a counterpoint, at what is likely a time near the end of the private press movement, to the Kelmscott Chaucer” (Thomas Taylor's review of the TMP edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [Parenthesis, vol. 27]).

 Pascoe in a letter to Thomas Taylor has said this of himself and his press: “I am a printer who admires the Renaissance more than the Middle Ages, I am a printer who strives to make books to be read, I am a printer who came down in genealogy from Harry Duncan, who passed through the halls of Victor Hammer. This means a certain conservatism and a certain radicalism — books to be read, books to be sculpted as if in marble, or constructed as if on canvas” (quoted in Taylor's above-cited review).

An Extraordinary Archive . . .
Taller Martín Pescador.  An archive of more than 280 broadsides, announcements, books, and pamphlets. Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martín Pescador, 2008–2018. Various formats.
[SOLD]

The archive of Pescador productions offered here was formed by Martín Urbina, Juan Pascoe's long-time press assistant.  A list of the archive is available upon request.

•  All items in fine condition.  (39662)

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Bibliography Printed at a Fine Handpress
Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa.    Los impresos de Ignacio Rincon y Muniz en la Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa. Edicion y notas de Juan Pascoe. [Tacámbaro de Codallos, Mexico]: Taller Martin Pescador, 2013. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9"). 44 pp., facsimiles.
$100.00
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A Fine Press Edition withImportant Scholars' Essays
Compagnoni, Giuseppe.  Las Vigilias de Tasso traducidas del Italiano por el ciudadano Lelardo. Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martin Pescador, 2016. 8vo (23 cm; 9"). xv, [1 (blank)], 131, [1] pp.
$750.00
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MUSICAL SCHOLARSHIP Printed Beautifully —
Printed Masterfully!
  
Grañén Porrúa, María Isabel.  Tesoros musicales de la Nueva España: Siglo XVI. Tacámbaro de Codallos [Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2018. Small 4to (25.7 cm, 10"). 46 pp., [1] f., 2 fold. plts., illuis.
$375.00
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Early New World Treatise on the Zodiac
  from a Modern Fine Hand Press
with VOLVELLE
   
Martínez, Enrico.  Los signos del zodiaco: Trece grabados de Artemio Rodríguez y uno, del mismo autor. [Tacámbaro de Codallos, Mexico]: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 4to (25.5 cm, 10"). 40 pp.
$145.00
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A Memorial Tribute to Michael MathesA 1629 Assessment of California & Its Natives
Martinez, Enrico.  Parecer que dio Henrrico [sic] Martinez cosmographo de S.M. en gueguetoca obra del desague a 30 de Iulio de 1629. Sobre las ventajas o perjuicios que se podian esperar del descubrimiento, conquista y pacificacion de las prouincias de las Califonias, con espresion de las costumbres y vsos de sus naturales, &ca. Molino de Sancta Rosa, San Geronymo Tacambaro: Taller Martin Pescador, 2015. 8vo (22 cm, 9"). 12 pp., [2] ff.
$47.50
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PASCOE on CÉSAR
Pascoe, Juan (comp., ed., intro., contrib.).  Cornelio Adrián César: Impresor flamenco en México, 1597–1633. Volume I: 1597–1604. [Tacambaro, Mexico]: El Taller Martìn [sic] Pescador, en colaboración con la Biblioteca Francisco de Burgoa de Oaxaca y The John Carter Brown Library, 2017. 4to (29.8 cm; 11.5"). 410 pp., illus.
$145.00
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A Thoughtful StudyA Lovely Book
Pascoe, Juan.  An early Mexican typographic ornament / 1554–1686. Santa Rosa, Tacámbaro, Michoacán, Mexico: Taller Martín Pescador, 2019. Small 8vo (23 cnm 9"). 39, [1 (blank)] pp., color illus., facsims.
$37.50
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The “American-MexicanPRINTER's Own Story
Pascoe, Juan.  A printer's apprentice. Santa Rosa, Las Joyas, Tacámbaro Michoacán: Taller Martín Pescador, 2018. 8vo (9.25"). 208 pp.
$55.00
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Finally . . . 
A SADNESS / AN OPPORTUNITY / A BARGAIN?
PRB&M has been the sole U.S. agent for sale of these beautiful books since they were issued;
we are now down to the last few available, most of which alas! suffered a shipping accident that “bunged” their corners.
The printer has proposed that these be offered to
BUSTED BIBLIOPHILES at the reduced price shown,
& we are pleased to report that save as below they, too, have now gone to happy homes!

The BALLAD of Gawain Illustrated & Beautifully Printed
Anonymous.   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Tacambaro, Michoacan, Mexico: Taller Martin Pescador, 2013. Folio.
Regular issue: $450.00     [2 REMAINING COPIES ONLY, IN PERFECT CONDITION]
Regular issue: $450.00         [2 SLIGHTLY “BUMPED” COPIES REMAINING - NOW 40% off - $270.00 EACH]
Deluxe issue: $1050.00     [SOLD OUT]

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