An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 book
An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 book
An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 book
An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 book

An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 book

University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002

Description

An American Cycling Odyssey is the account of the brash young journalist George Nellis’s attempt in 1887 to break the time record for crossing the United States on a bicycle. Though the apparent self-parody may not have been deliberate, the narrative is often as hilarious as The Diary of a Nobody by the Brothers Grossmith. The publisher expected a popular market for this book, so it seemed appropriate that the design should echo the levity of the text. The page folios are intended to suggest an odometer counting the miles as Nellis attempts to beat the clock.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
University of Nebraska Press
Art director
Richard Eckersley
Designer
Richard Eckersley
Cartographer
Christopher L. Brest
Production director
Debra Turner
Production coordinator
Alison Rold
Trim size
5 1/2 x 9 inches
Pages
216
Quantity printed
2,500
Compositor
Richard Eckersley
Typefaces
Clarendon Bold Condensed, Cycles
Printer
Sheridan Books, Inc.
Paper
Glatfelter Natural B19 55 lb.
Binder
Sheridan Books, Inc.
Binding method
Smyth-sewn
Jacket designer
Richard Eckersley
Jacket printer
University of Nebraska Press
Author
Kevin J. Hayes
Editor
Gary Dunham
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
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