- (Lower Marston Farm, Risbury: Whittington Press, 2009).
- half leather, slipcase
- (vi), 180, (2) pages plus portfolio of photographs
Price: $535.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 103108
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, and 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 Press, Andrew Anderson on Eric Gill, James Fergusson on the Amate Press, Michael Harvey on the typeface Janet, 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.