PRIVATE IMPRESSIONS. Mike Hudson, Jadwiga Jarvis.
PRIVATE IMPRESSIONS.

PRIVATE IMPRESSIONS.

[Numbers 1 to 8, complete in two volumes]. Volume I: A collection of four monographs about printing and other book arts. Pp. [viii]+viii+66+[10](notes & colophon, including blanks), printed in red, khaki & black, with occasional other single colours), hand-tipped black & white frontispiece (numbered and signed by Mike Hudson), hand-tipped coloured folding plate, text illustrations (most printed in 2 colours, 5 full, 1 double page), 4 coloured decorative initials, coloured typographic endpapers; Volume II: A second collection of four monographs about printing and other book arts. [Numbers 5 to 8]. Pp. [x]+viii+68(printed in blue, yellow/brown & black with occasional other single colours, last blank), hand-tipped coloured frontispiece (numbered and signed by Mike Hudson), text illustrations (1 coloured and folding, others black & white), 4 coloured decorative initials, coloured typographic endpapers; both volumes f'cap. folio; maroon [Volume I] and dark green [Volume II] cloth with printed paper labels (title and publisher's device) inlaid on upper boards; each within a matching coloured slipcase; The Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba, NSW, 1996; 2001. Edition limited to 10 [Volume I] and 15 numbered copies, these being number 4 [of 8 thus bound] and number 10 [of 12 thus bound] respectively, both signed by the publishers Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis. *First published as two separate series of 4 monographs (plus Introduction), issued in paper wrappers at three-monthly intervals in 1995-1996 and 2000-2001. Monograph 1, A Pressing Argument, examines technical and philosophical differences between traditional letterpress printing and the various modern methods of text reproduction. No. 2, It Goes Against the Grain ... clarifies 'the confusion of terminology between woodcut and wood engraving'. No. 3, Broadly Speaking, is an overview of the history of broadside printing; and No. 4, Printers and Politics, is 'a commentary on the nature of politically motivated printers, presses and publishers, with particular attention given to Andrew Bent (Tasmania's first printer)'. 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.' 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' [ref. Jarvis, The Wayzgoose Affair, pp. 91, 150 & 152]. The coloured initials form the words type [Volume I] and font [Volume II]. Item #135446

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