MATRIX 23, WINTER 2003, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIOPHILES.
- Herefordshire, UK: Whittington Press, 2003.
- small 4to.
- paper-covered boards, dust jacket.
- (vi), 206 pages.
Price: $200.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 76358
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: "Fine Press and the Bookbinder" by Anthony Dowd, "The Forgotten Pleasure of Hand-Printing" by Miriam MacGregor, "Working with Olive Cook" by Lucy Archer, "My Concatenation of Types," by Michael Caine, "Latterday Letterpress Printer" by Dennis Gould, and "Aspects of Golden Gockerel" by Simon Lawrence. Illustrated throughout with many tipped-in specimens on special paper, engravings, photographs, color plates, etc. and a 1937 Matisse, "Woman's Head," as frontispiece.