Item #35391 Matrix 23. Whittington Press.

Matrix 23

Risbury, England: Whittington Press, 2003. Hardcover. Number 8 of 85 copies of the deluxe edition. There were 800 total copies printed including 715 copies of the regular edition. This is one of the special copies of the annual publication of Matrix, one of the foremost publications on the book arts during its 36 year existence. Sadly, Matrix 36, published in 2020, was the last annual edition of the Matrix series. After 36 years, Whittington Press owners, John and Rose Randle, decided to discontinue producing this fine annual for printers and bibliophiles on the book arts that compiled articles, illustrations, paper and typography samples and book reviews. This issue includes a number of articles by such well-known bibliophiles and book artists as Marianne Tidcombe, William Peterson, John Randle, Roderick Cave, David McKitterick, Stan Nelson, and Crispin Elsted. Interspersed throughout are photographs, printing samples, and illustrations. Inserted in a back pocket is the prospectus for this volume. Quarter bound in brown Oasis leather with brown and cream marbled boards. Letterpress printed in Caslon, Cochin, and Bell & Romulus types on Somerville Laid and Hahnemühle papers. The deluxe copy includes a separate green paper covered folder with a facsimile of the 1920 Klingspor calendar printed from polymer plates by John Grice. Both volume and folder are housed in a green stiff board folder. In fine condition. Matrix volume and folder measure 8 x 11 inches. BOB/102621. Fine.

Item #35391

Price: $500.00

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