NPSE series year 2020-2021

2020-2021 NPSE Series Goal (minimum goal of $24,000).

$13,357/$24,000 Pledged

 

Additional funding to Translate Voetius on the Sabbath and Feast Days

$1500/$6,000 Pledged

 

We are currently raising sponsorships for our second series year. For more about Naphtali Press Special Editions (NPSE), see here.  For this year’s sponsorship options see below. The titles proposed for NPSE series year 2020-2021 are:

  • James Durham, A Commentary upon the Book of Revelation, Lectures on Chapters 4-11 (or possibly through 14). See prior year’s descriptions.
  • The Collected Shorter Works of George Gillespie. Volume 1 of probably 3 volumes. Gillespie is the author of two famous large books. A critical edition of his first book, Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies was published by Naphtali Press in 2013. A new edition of his magnum opus, Aaron’s Rod Blossoming, a work against state intrusion into the governing of the church, has yet to be produced and would be a significant undertaking. However, his many shorter works are in need of revision and others new found in manuscript included, which would make a nice collection of about two and probably three volumes. This proposed would be the first and would contain at least his Assertion of the Government of the Church of Scotland and the various anonymously published works.
  • Gisbertus  Voetius, On the Sabbath and Feast Days. First time translation of De Sabbatho et Festis (1638). Not much by Voetius has been translated into English. This is an important work because Voetius was born in 1589, would have known men of the prior generation, was at Dort and clerked and issued its deliverances to print, and thus was well situated to canvas the Reformed view on this issue as it developed from the earlier days of the Reformed churches to 1638. The issue of the Sabbath, like in the UK, was not without controversy, nor the companion issue of what to do with the old holy days of Roman Catholicism. Because of the complexity of this work it will likely not be published until early 2022 unless the work proceeds a pace faster than anticipated. The translation will be done by David C. Noe.

The proposal is to have the v2 of Durham to print by May or June 2021 and the Gillespie sometime after. The Voetius as noted above will likely come out early 2022 due to the complexity of the translation work. See the Store for more payment options such as installment plans. Or use the single at once direct payment links via Paypal below (some levels require purchase in the Store).

2020-21 Sponsorship levels. For the levels that are not limited or limited severely, you may pay in full by clicking “Sponsor now” next to your level of choice below. Or if you wish to pay in INSTALLMENTS, see all the levels and payment options at the NP online store. If choosing installments for a level with reward, the reward will be mailed when the installments are completed. If you sponsored at a lower level last year, please consider the higher levels this year, which these installment plans may help facilitate. Some of our nice rewards return with a few special ones added. If mailing payment, or desiring to make installment payments by mail, contact us via email if choosing one of the limited rewards so that can be allotted to you before it is gone and then mail payment to, Naphtali Press, P. O. Box 141084, Dallas, Texas 75214.

NPSE 2020-2021 Sponsorships. The first section contains the basic level sponsorships, the second section the plus reward levels of sponsorship, and the third the special support level of sponsorship. There are direct pay links below to make a single payment now or browse the various sponsorship levels and payment options at the online store.

I. Regular level sponsorships.

Regular level Sponsorship (Note, the web store check out will insist you set up an account. We do this in order to make the installment options available. At the store you may pay in full, or in three, or six or in twelve monthly installments (*see note at the end). As the year progresses these options will whittle down, so take advantage of the longer installment plans early.

USA (only). $199. Sponsor now. If you wish to make payment in installments, see the online store.

At this level, Sponsors receive all 2020-21 titles produced and are recognized in the front Sponsorship section of each volume, and receive the custom 2020-21 Sponsorship bookplate.

International (outside the USA only). $299. Sponsor now. If you wish to make payment in installments, see the online store.

At this level, Sponsors receive all 2020-21 titles produced and are recognized in the front Sponsorship section of each volume, and receive the custom 2020-21 Sponsorship bookplate.

II. Plus Rewards Level. Regular sponsorship level benefits plus (descriptions of rewards given after the listing),

USA Regular Series Sponsor plus WLC. USA. Sponsor now. If you wish to make payment in installments, see the online store.

International Regular Series Sponsor plus WLC. International. $340. Sponsor now. If you wish to make payment in installments, see the online store.

Regular Series Sponsor plus SL&C Broadside. USA only. $400. Sponsor now. If you wish to make payment in installments, see the online store.

Regular Series Sponsor plus leather bound Scots Sermons. USA. $600. International $650. 2 only. BOTH LEVELS HAVE BEEN SPONSORED AND BOTH COPIES SPOKEN FOR.

Regular Series Sponsor plus WLC Slipcase edition. USA. $700. International. $750. 2 only. One of Two here. The second of two here.

NEW  NPSE 2020 Sponsorship Plus Rewards Level (USA or Intl) George Gillespie miniature portrait. $1500. USA or International. Limit 1 only. THIS LEVEL HAS BEEN SPONSORED! All the rewards of the Regular Series Sponsorship. PLUS: A sponsor sponsoring at this level funds the commissioning of a miniature portrait of George Gillespie painted by J. David Gillespie (no known ancestry at this date). Watercolour on Calfskin Vellum, 24 Karat Gold plated frame with Convex Glass Lens and Hanging loop, handmade in the UK. 2.5″ Tall by 2″ wide, presentation box with hand marbled paper on the cover and period label describing the portrait and recognizing the sponsorship and identical label inside the portrait case on acid free paper. The sponsor will receive the original framed portrait suitable for bookshelf or wall-hanging with NPSE reserving the right to use the image for publication. David Gillespie “has studied under two of the worlds best British miniature painters, and from them been taught the traditional techniques used in British portrait miniature painting that goes back to the days of the Reformation” (http://www.pumpkintownprimitives.com/). SINCE THIS level is sponsored, the portrait will be commissioned and should be completed sometime by mid 2021. THIS MAY VERY WELL begin a series of portraits of similar subjects for future sponsorships.

III. Special Sponsorship Levels. All the benefits of the regular level of sponsorship plus the benefits described.

Translation Sponsor. Voetius De Sabbatho et Festis (1638). $500 (use multiples to increase the amount). In the sponsorship section, name listed in a separate prominent leading section under the heading “This translation was made possible by). These funds specifically underwrite the cost of creating a publishable translation. It would be nice if this became a series and we have already scoped out Voetius’s work on missions if this first endeavor proves out and succeeds. Sponsor Now. Or if you wish to pay in installments see the online store.

Dedication/Epigraph. $1,000. USA or Intl. One sponsorship at this level is offered for each of the proposed three titles. See only at the online store for each of these–See Gillespie (here), Durham (here), Voetius (here)– which will vanish as each is spoken for or please consider payment by check (Contact us to reserve one of these limited sponsorships). This level of sponsorship affords the sponsor to be the subject of or to provide a dedicatee (person, institution, etc.) for the volume as well as the choice of epigraph. See this fully explained with examples at the store.

Honorary Co-publisher Sponsorship. $2,000. Limited. See only at the online store–See Gillespie (one and two), Durham (one and two), Voetius (one and two)–or please consider payment by check (Contact us to reserve one of these limited sponsorships). Sponsor one of the three titles at this level to ensure it gets into print and in sufficient quantity. Sponsors at this level are recognized on the title page (just above the publishers above any epigraph) as well as listed as a sponsor in the sponsorship section. See the three title specific entries at the online store to sponsor and see more details and the payment options there. A sponsorship of the Voetius at this level counts toward funds raised for the translation costs.

Now, or in future, if you especially wish to see some work published, consider sponsoring it as a co-publisher and propose it to the editor. It will be evaluated for suitability to the NPSE series and if accepted, scheduled, and if successfully sponsored will be undertaken.

Plus reward descriptions.

2020-21 Bookplate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WLC and WLC slipcase edition.

The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Assembly: A Transcription of the Surviving Manuscripts with Notes. 6×9. 140 pages. Limited printing, 260 copies. Transcribed and Edited by Chris Coldwell. Forewords by J. Ligon Duncan, Ph.D. and Chad B. Van Dixhoorn, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edition Limitation

The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Assembly: A Transcription of the Surviving Manuscripts with Notes has been typeset in Rialto and Rialto Pressa typefaces, and printed letter press on Mohawk Superfine paper by Digital Letterpress, Austin, Texas, in a regular edition of not more than 225 copies, including 50 in a deluxe hand bound edition, and an additional 35 in numbered editions of 10 author’s copies in clamshell case (lettered A1 to A10) and 25 in slipcase (lettered B1 to B25), signed by the writers (in an additional 8 page section), printed on Somerset Book paper and hand bound by Cloverleaf Studio. Calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. {The special signed editions are all sold out.}

  • Regular edition, printed on Mohawk Superfine paper, bound in library buckram. $65.
  • Deluxe edition, printed on Mohawk Superfine, hand bound in Japanese book cloth. $225. OUT OF PRINT.
  • Slip case edition, 25 copies lettered B1-B25, signed, printed on Somerset Book mold made paper, hand bound in Japanese book cloth and quarter leather, with matching cloth slipcase. $750. 2 copies remain.
  • Author’s edition, 10 copies lettered A1-A10, signed, printed on Somerset Book mold made paper, hand bound in Japanese book cloth and leather spine and corners, matching cloth clamshell case, leather labels. All copies of this edition are sold. $1500. OUT OF PRINT.
Solemn League & Covenant Broadside.

The Solemn League & Covenant (2009). Large broadside (16.75″ x 21.75″). Printed on letter press in hand set type for Westminster Letter Press by Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press on Twinrocker handmade paper. Issued in an edition of no more than one hundred and twenty-five, including twenty-five numbered signed copies (signed by the publisher, typesetter and printer)–Not including author’s copies of 1 signed unnumbered, and 8 unsigned reserved to replace damaged sheets. Unsigned, $135. Numbered signed copies, $250.

A critically researched text is printed on the front side in two columns, under the title For Christ’s Crown & Covenant, The Solemn League & Covenant, within an ornamental border, flanked by red lions rampant. On the back side comments on the textual issues are printed on a footprint matching the front side to prevent “show-through” on the front. The text was set by hand in 14 D Dante type with Perpetua Titling and damp printed letterpress on a Vandercook Universal III press by Julia Ferrari from metal types. The handmade paper is Twin Rocker (color May Linen) with a feather deckle edge in a size of approximately 16.75 x 21.75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Commissioners Sermons. [Both copies that were available have been spoken for by sponsors]

Scottish Commissioners Sermons to the English Parliament. I had two book blocks held from the regular 650 print run (which is out of print) bound by Leonard’s Books in full English calfskin leather, hand-dyed and antiqued Medium to Dark Mahogany finish, raised rib on spine, dual leather labels, hand and tailbands, hand-marbled end pages.

Alexander Henderson, Robert Baillie, George Gillespie, Samuel Rutherford. Sermons Preached before the English Houses of Parliament by the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 16431645. Introduction by Guy M. Richard. Edited by Chris Coldwell. October, 2011. 592 pages. OUT OF PRINT. Hard bound, Smyth sewn, color dust jacket, color frontispiece. Portraits by Mike Mahon. Author, Subject and Scripture indices. Bibliography includes collation of works/resources available to the divines at the Westminster Abbey, Sion College and Lambeth Palace libraries during the time of the assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miniature Portrait of George Gillespie by J. David Gillespie.

A sponsor sponsoring at this level funds the commissioning of a miniature portrait of George Gillespie painted by J. David Gillespie (no known ancestry at this date). Watercolour on Calfskin Vellum, 24 Karat Gold plated frame with Convex Glass Lens and Hanging loop, handmade in the UK. 2.5″ Tall by 2″ wide, presentation box with hand marbled paper on the cover and period label describing the portrait and recognizing the sponsorship and identical label inside the portrait case on acid free paper. The sponsor will receive the original framed portrait suitable for bookshelf or wall-hanging with NPSE reserving the right to use the image for publication. David Gillespie “has studied under two of the worlds best British miniature painters, and from them been taught the traditional techniques used in British portrait miniature painting that goes back to the days of the Reformation” (http://www.pumpkintownprimitives.com/).

If this level is sponsored, the portrait will be commissioned and should be completed sometime by mid 2021. If this portrait is successful it may begin a series of portraits of similar subjects for future sponsorships.

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