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Crash! An Experiment in Blockmaking and Printing

  • Author:
    Cox, Morris
  • Publisher:
    Gogmagog Press, London, 1963
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Limited to a total of 80 copies (not numbered) & dedicated to The Society of Private Printers of The Private Libraries Association. 30 copies were given to members of the Society of Private Printers. This copy is one of 15 copies produced for sale at 2.2s and bound as a hardback with a paper label to spine, rather than the more commonly seen buff card wrappers with printing to spine. The boards are covered with a dark brown woven fabric and the spine is in fawn cloth. It also has pale blue endpapers, printed with a monotype in brown. Twenty six leaves glued at the fore edges. No jacket or slipcase. Set in Bodoni Ultra Bold Italic. The book 'utilises a series of blocks made from odds and ends of waste material, printed on a home-made press. They prove nothing except that it might still be possible for a dedicated hand printer to remain in essence at the incunabula level and start adventuring again from there, particularly in the field of illustration. The blocks seemed to fall naturally into a simple story form, which made them more interesting to present; and regarding the various methods of making them, a few notes will be found at the end of the book.' The eight double-page illustrations are very striking images and this whole work is a piece of creative brilliance. (Morris Cox & The Gogmagog Press; Chambers, Franklin & Tucker; Private Libraries Association, Pinner, 1991). Near fine condition.
  • Our price: £350.00

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