(Oxford: Plough Press, 1984). 7 x 10 1/2. 25 pages illustrated, including two tipped-in original specimens of nature- and color-printing, from The Octavo Ferns and The British Seaweeds. Quarter cloth & Japanese paper boards. Fine. Item #7087
Bradbury was an important innovator in two areas of relief printing--nature printing and the color printing of illustrations. Wakeman's text considers both. First he provides a history of Bradbury's activties in nature-printing--the processes, patents, and publications. The section on color printing touches on bank note printing. No. 48 of 100 copies hand printed letterpress.