MATRIX 25, WINTER 2005, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIPHILES. John Randle, Rosalind.

MATRIX 25, WINTER 2005, A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS & BIBLIPHILES.

(Whittington Press).
  • Herefordshire, UK: Whittington Press, 2005.
  • small 4to.
  • quarter leather with marbled paper covers, separate portfolio, slipcase.
  • (vi), 196+(2) Pages
  • ISBN: none

Price: $500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 90777

Printed in an edition limited to 760 copies, this being one of 80 special copies quarter-bound in Oasis leather and paper marbled by Christopher Rowlatt, and contains an additional portfolio that contains two whole sheets of Gangolf Ulbricht's paper (his article pp. 75-81) with each having a different wood-engraving by Hellmuth Weissenborn. 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-seven articles and additional book reviews, including: Gaylord Schanilec "Mayflies," Sophie Bowness and Time Nicholson "Nancy Nicolson and her work at the Poulk Press," Barbara Henry "With or Without Words," Carolee Campbell "Ninja Press at Twenty," Gangolf Ulbricht "Tradition and Innovation: Paper-making by Hand in the Twenty-first Century," Ruari McLean "Early Days at Penguin," Jerry Kelly "Anatomy of a Collector" and Rosalind Randle "25 Years of Matrix." Illustrated throughout with many tipped in specimens on special paper, engravings, photographs. color plates, etc. Card regarding Matrix 26 loosely laid in.