Item #123657 Wayzgoose. The Australian Journal of Book Arts. Number One [all published]. Wayzgoose Press, James TAYLOR.
Wayzgoose. The Australian Journal of Book Arts. Number One [all published]
Wayzgoose. The Australian Journal of Book Arts. Number One [all published]

Wayzgoose. The Australian Journal of Book Arts. Number One [all published]

Pyrmont, The Wayzgoose Press, 1985.

Small folio (300 × 200 mm), [v], 93, [4] (third one the colophon, others blank) pages with a map, numerous illustrations and tipped-in monochrome and colour plates (3 folding), and 8 small marbled paper samples, plus 4 pages of black and white plates and 6 pages of colour plates (comprising one folding sheet, with two of the plates being double-page), a loosely inserted two-colour errata leaf (essentially a broadside, 'Solecism', 285 × 169 mm, printed recto only), and a loosely inserted wood engraving ('Wayzgoose One', 177 × 230 mm) by Mike Hudson (numbered 20/50 and signed in pencil).

Quarter brown calf (gilt-lettered on the front side) and oatmeal-coloured cloth; leather slightly rubbed and scuffed, cloth a little foxed; first and last (blank) pages a little foxed; an excellent copy.

Number 20 of the deluxe edition of only 50 copies on Velin Cuves Rives paper; the standard edition consisted of 400 copies in wrappers. Thirteen articles of varying lengths on printing history, hand-printing, bookbinding and papermaking, including 'George Howe and Early Printing in New South Wales', 'The Art and Craft of Oil and Watercolour Marbling', 'Nature and Occurrence of Lithographic Limestone', and 'Pioneers of Process Engraving in Australia'. The editor's preface ('Cara Australis Derelicta') goes a long way to explaining why there was no Number Two of this worthy journal.

Item #123657

Price (AUD): $550.00

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