s.l. [Vancouver Island, B.C.]: Adrian Robertshaw [Introvert Press], 2019 [given in Roman numerals]. Octavo, 24.7 x 16 cm. Pasted into a white paper wrapper; a line of assorted sorts, along with Robertshaw’s name, have been blocked in blind to both covers; the title appears on the same line, centred on the upper cover, and printed in black. Top and bottom edges cut, fore-edges roughly trimmed. Unpaginated [pp. 28, including self-ends]. Poorly Printed, else a fine copy. The text was set in Caslon and printed using both a Chandler & Price and a Vandercook Universal II. One of 50 copies, this being number 22. Most rectos are poorly printed with repeating text in Caslon; but each time the poverty of printing is slightly different. Below the repeated text are italic annotations on the particular character of the printing’s poverty, making explicit where the printer has gone wrong and how the work may be improved. The versos are also printed with notes on the various failures to achieve the desired impression. The book culminates on third to last recto, where the desired printing is finally achieved. A fun and edifying text. Item #262
“I am no expert on letterpress printing. However, one can argue a lack of experience did not prevent Bev Leech from printing A Glossary of Typographical Terms as a student. The intention behind this book is to illustrate some of the issues I have encountered in my ongoing explorations learning to print from lead type. It would bring me joy if this book helps even a single fellow enthusiast.” - Adrian Robertshaw.