Hand composited letterpress type and lino blocks on 100gsm paper and card, printed on the Adana press.
A chapbook is a form of street literature or folk art that was popular between the 15th and 18th century and largely disappeared when newspapers became common. They were also discouraged by the authorities who feared their ungodly messages, particularly the Scottish churches. They were cheap and often anonymous publications between four and twenty pages with often crude woodcut illustrations, and were once sold in their millions. They were hawked door to door and at markets and fairs by itinerants and tinkers to the working folk who could not afford books, and comprised of stories, information, agitation, traditional songs, poems and oral histories. They were often read out loud in homes and alehouses to those that could not read and were a vital way to disseminate popular culture particularly in remote rural areas..