B.R., AMERICA'S TYPOGRAPHIC PLAYBOY
Rollins, Carl Purlington
Limited to 500 numbered copies. Being a light-hearted review of the work of Bruce Rogers by his friend, Rollins, printer to Yale University Press. Included are five pages of plates showing "rare and perhaps almost unique examples of the most felicitous B.R. material." The book was printed by Richard W. Ellis. Four page prospectus with order form loosely inserted. Small split in paper label; spine age darkened. Chip out of top of spine. Bookplate.
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MATRIX 21 WINTER 2001.
Printed in an edition limited to 825 copies, this being one of 745 copies which are bound in stiff paper wrappers. This issue of Matrix contains thirty articles including "Memories of an Apprentice Typefounder," by James Mosley, "Engraving a Dead Man," by Gaylord Schanilec, "Cockerel's Forgotten Partner, and Eric Gill's Last Commission," by Roderick Cave, "Frederic Prokosch: a Passion for Self-Publishing," by James Lorson, "Book-jackets," by Michael Harvey, "Earth Pigments in Plant Papers," by Maureen and Brian Richardson, "., ; : ' ( ) ! ?" by John Grice, "Private Press Books 2000: a Review," by David Chambers and more. Illustrated throughout with photographs, wood engravings, and sample papers as well as an extensive variety of tipped-in specimens printed on special papers. The two-color wood-engraving on the dust jacket is "Blacksmiths II," by Rachel Reckitt. Prospectus for the Matrix index scheduled for publication in 2002 is loosely laid-in.