PRIVATE IMPRESSIONS:. Mike Hudson, Jadwiga Jarvis.


a collection of four monographs about printing and other book arts. Numbers 5-8. Four monographs, each 24 pages (unpaginated, printed in blue & black with occasional other single colours, mainly on the title pages), each with a large coloured decorative initial, Nos. 6-8 with occasional illustrations (some coloured); together with a separate 12 page Introduction with one small initial printed in yellow; all tall post 4to; printed stiff paper wrappers, stabbed & tied, the monographs with flap folds; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 2000-2001. Edition limited to 60 numbered sets, signed by the publishers. *'A series of four monographs concerned with the evolution of reading traditions and book practices over the past 2000 years' [colophon]. Monograph 5 (Evolution), traces the evolution of books from papyrus rolls to the early Renaissance. No. 6. (Revolution) examines the progressive decline of book production, and No. 7 (Regulation) 'discussed the drive for rationalisation of techniques at the expense of the creative potential of authorship' [Jarvis, The Wayzgoose Affair p. 150]. No. 8 (Re-Evaluation) 'weighed the benefits to text and reader of an individual and creative approach to book design, typography and illustrations against the losses inflicted by mass production principles' [The Wayzgoose Affair, p. 152]. Together, the large coloured initials on the first text page of each monograph form the word 'font'. Item #134541

Price: $1,200.00