AN ANTHOLOGY OF DELAWARE PAPERMAKING.
Pfeiffer, Gordon (editor)
Limited to 200 numbered copies. This work is based on an original article written by Barbara Benson about the general history of papermaking in Delaware. To this has been added two previously published articles - "The Gilpins and their Endless Papermaking Machine" by H.B. Hancock and N.B. Wilkinson; and "Papermaker Joshua Gilpin introduces the Chemical Approach to Papermaking in the U.S." by Sidney M. Edelstein. Finally there is a previously unpublished thesis written by Patricia M. Brown outlining the history of the Curtis Paper Company in Newark, Delaware. This is an important article as little has previously been published about the history of this mill which eventually supplied paper to so many of America's fine book producers. There is also an introduction by Gordon A. Pfeiffer, President of the Delaware Bibliophiles. Henry Morris designed the book and printed it by letterpress at his Bird & Bull Press. The text has been printed on mouldmade paper and the work has been illustrated with four original wood engravings by John DePol. The book is bound in quarter cloth with paper over the boards and a leather spine label. Prospectus loosely inserted.
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> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> UNITED STATES, PENNSYLVANIA
> BIRD & BULL PRESS
> UNITED STATES, DELAWARE
> BENSON, BARBARA
> PFEIFFER, GORDON
> DEPOL, JOHN
> PAPERMAKING, EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
> PAPERMAKING, NINETEENTH CENTURY
> PAPERMAKING, TWENTIETH CENTURY
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One of 70 copies of the deluxe version bound thus. The separately issued portfolio contains a suite of photographs by Janet Stone of Myfanwy Piper, Lord David Cecil, Geoffrey Keynes, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Julian Huxley, Doublas Cleverdon, L.P. Hartley & Laurence Whistler. Matrix is the longest surviving and probably the last typographical journal to be printed by letterpress. It is an eclectic mix of fine printing, type design, and small press lore, forming a record of events and personalities whose memory would otherwise have died with their recorders. It is no exaggeration to say that in the future it will be impossible to research fine printing without reference to Matrix. This issue contains essays by Alan Powers on The Curwen Story, Andrew Anderson on Eric Gill, Humphrey Stone on the photographers, Janet Stone, David Hughes on the Baynard Press, James Fergusson on The Amate Press, Michael Harvey on Janet the Typeface, Hal Bishop on Ronald Salmond, John Randle on The Offizin Haag-Drugulin, Jerry Cinamon on Leipzig rambling, Andrew Dolinski on Poltawski, Barbara Henry on producing the Vandercook Book, Katherine McCanless-Ruffin on The Shinola Vandercook, and many more. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in specimens on special paper, engravings, photographs. color plates, etc. Card regarding Matrix 29 loosely laid-in.