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Field Notes - Dime Novel 2 Pack


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- For their Fall 2017 edition, Field Notes struck inspiration from all the way back in 1860 in New York City and a pair of brothers: Erastus and Irwin Beadle. The Beadles had published a variety of inexpensive paperback books on subjects ranging from the tax code to baseball, but when they released Ann S. Stephens’ frontier tale Malaeska as the first of their orange-covered “Dime Novel” series, it sold more than sixty thousand copies and started a trend for cheap pocket-sized genre fiction.


  • Proudly printed by the good people of eDOC Communications, Mount Prospect, Ill.

  • Cover: French Paper Co. Construction 100#C “Safety Orange,” with a thick, brute force, 1-color application of “Dachshund Nose Black” soy-based Saphira ink, and very gently debossed by Nu-Wave Die Cutting & Finishing, Chicago, Ill.

  • Innards: Strathmore Premium Wove 70#T “Natural White” with a fine, 1-color application of “Dachshund Nose Black” soy-based Saphira ink.

  • Cover and innards printed on a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 40" 6-color press.

  • Bound with Coats Dual Duty C8167 “Natural” thread on a Smyth Freccia sewing machine and Muller Martini Norm binder at Harris Bindery, Downers Grove, Ill.

  • Corners precisely rounded to a 3/8" (9.5mm) radius with a Challenge SCM double round-corner machine.

  • Pages more-or-less sequentially numbered for your convenience.

  • “Dime Novel” dimensions are 4-1/4" × 6-1/2" (108mm × 165mm).

  • FIELD NOTES uses the Futura family (Paul Renner, 1927) and occasionally the Century Schoolbook family (Morris Fuller Benton, 1918) in its materials, two typefaces wildly anachronistic to this particular project, but timeless enough to work.

  • All FIELD NOTES memo books are printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.


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