(Risbury, Herefordshire): The Whittington Press, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. 238 pp., many illustrations of all sorts, including wood engravings, line blocks, half-tone plates, typographic specimens, etc.; 4to, half purple oasis and marbled boards. Together in cloth and boards slipcase in matching cloth and boards folder housing a string-tied pamphlet "In the Carolinas" by Wallace Stevens, published by Prometheus Press in 1984 and illustrated by Frederic Prokosh in an edition of 5 numbered and signed copies, this number "gamma." Wrapper for the regular edition of Matrix 21 in pocket on rear board. Prospectus for Matrix 22 laid in, along with a letterpress apology on purple paper for the late publication of this number. Also laid in is a handwritten note to John Martin on Bertram Rota's stationary. Fine, entirely clean and unworn. Item #23261
Superb showcase for all aspects of the world of fine press printing.See accompanying images for list of contributors. Edition of 825 numbered copies (745 in wrappers), this #55 of 80 deluxe copies. John Martin's (Black Sparrow Press) copy with his small exlibris label mounted to pocket on rear board.