MATRIX 23, WINTER 2003, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIOPHILES
Randle, John & Rosalind (editors)
Printed in an edition limited to 800 copies, this being one of 715 trade copies. 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 twenty-five articles and additional book reviews, including: Anthony Dowd, "Fine Press and the Bookbinder"; Miriam MacGregor, "The Forgotten Pleasure of Hand-Printing"; Lucy Archer, "Working with Olive Cook"; Michael Caine, "My Concatenation of Types"; Dennis Gould, "Latterday Letterpress Printer"; and Simon Lawrence, "Aspects of Golden Gockerel." Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in specimens on special paper, engravings, photographs. color plates, etc. and a 1937 Matisse, "Woman's Head," as frontispiece.
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> GIBBINGS, ROBERT
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> CAVE, RODERICK
> PRINTING HISTORY, TWENTIETH CENTURY
> RAVILIOUS, ERIC
> BOULTON, REG
> WHITTINGTON PRESS
> UNITED KINGDOM
> PRIVATE PRESS & FINE PRINTING, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
> RANDLE, JOHN & ROSALIND
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> Catalogue 273 Special Books
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> MATRIX 7.
THE BOOK AS ART.
Limited to only 35 numbered copies signed by Kathleen Dinan, Leonard Seastone and Alexandra Soteriou. 10 leaves printed rectos only by Leonard Seastone in red and black on rough-edged all cotton, handmade paper by Kathleen Dinan, Wildcliff Paper Studio, joined concertina-style by white cotton tape, woodcut over title by Leonard Seastone. Binding by Alexandra Soteriou. A limited edition catalogue for the eponymous exhibition held at the Wildcliff Craft Center, Fall, 1979. Laid-in is a note regarding the binding "pages were glued to strips by binder on a ladder which she fell from and got a broken leg".