LANYON, Andrew. The Loose Connection: A Build Up of Static in Art.

(Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall): Andrew Lanyon, 1992. First edition. Quarto. 122 pages. Artists book handset in Bembo and printed letterpress on mould-made paper. A volume in the Rowley series. A sort-of novel that recounts the curious history of three characters all named Rowley: Vera, Walter and Mervyn; and of two locations: Rowley Hall and the Cornish town of St Ives. The human protagonists are three members of a family devoted to outlandish and bizarre experimentation, mostly upon themselves and each other. This is an undefinable book in which text and image are given equal weight. Illustrated some images have been cut out from other publications and pasted onto leaves. A fine copy in dust jacket housed in publisher’s plaid card slipcase. Issued in an edition of 253 numbered copies signed by the author.