- Usage: 1972 - 2001
Abattoir Editions is a small letterpress founded by Harry Duncan at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972. The name was inspired by Omaha's stockyards. The average edition was 200 to 300 copies. Because Abattoir Editions was funded by the university, the books could be sold at a lower cost. The first imprint published by the press was The Naming of Beasts and Other Poems by Gerald Stern in 1973. Harry Duncan operated Abattoir Editions until 1985. Bonnie O'Connell continued to operate Abattoir Editions at UNO until at least 2001.
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