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[BKARTS] Announcing: The Wayzgoose Affair, by Jadwiga Jarvis

Joshua Heller Rare Books is pleased to announce that we have the following important publication for sale:

The Wayzgoose Affair is a unique and totally fascinating story of one of Australia's most remarkable private presses whose books have been collected, exhibited and admired locally and overseas for over two decades.

The characters and protagonists are marvellously presented, both directly and indirectly. One can see and hear them as they sit long into the night, working at the press or engrossed in a passionate debate about books, art, politics, and the politics of book arts. The author's liberal use of quotes from her correspondence with other printers, artists, librarians, booksellers, enthusiasts and occasional detractors adds considerably to the interest, especially as those quoted are such fascinating people.

Geoffrey Farmer, the author of Private Presses and Australia, says: "The Wayzgoose Affair is both a totally human document as well as a chart of typographic adventures, and while hopefully not yet finished – despite the claim that Wayzgoose Press is probably bowing out – it has already left a printing legacy of historic and artistic importance."

Book artists will be particularly interested to know: the book was printed using Sublima screening, the most advanced screening process which dramatically improves the quality and sharpness, capturing the finest details and the most vibrant colours. Printed on 170 gsm Lumi Silk Matt art paper and glazed for extra depth.

290 x 360 mm. 192 pages with over 300 color illustrations. Hard cover with dust jacket. Edition limited to 500. Our copies are specially signed by the author. The book is available for US $250 plus $15 shipping to US addresses.

Write to Joshua Heller Rare Books at hellerbkdc@xxxxxxx or visit our website at http://www.joshuahellerrarebooks.com to learn more and to placee your order.

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