Order Nr. 128677 MATRIX 28


(Whittington Press).
  • (Lower Marston Farm, Risbury: Whittington Press, 2009).
  • 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket
  • (vi), 180, (2) pages

Price: $117.50  other currencies

Order Nr. 128677

One of 630 copies bound thus. 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. Jacket wrinkled in bottom right hand corner of front cover.