Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany, 1817-1821. An examination of the origin, printing, binding and distribution of America?s first color plate book. With special emphasis on the manner of making and printing its colored plates.

By: Richard J. Wolfe.

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LIMITED EDITION, of approximately 300 copies, this is number 325, composed in Baskerville types, binding by E. G. Parrot II, cover papers are a reproduction of an early nineteenth-century woodblock paper. 8vo. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. 121, [3] pp. Title page with a decorative border in 2 colors by Fritz Eberhardt, 2 original (1 hand-colored) engraved plates of Sanguinaria Canadensis (Bloodroot) produced for the first edition of Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany; text clean, unmarked, minor foxing to margins of original plate. Quarter brown morocco, decorative paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, morocco tips; binding square and tight, spine with a whiff of fading. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. Fine. This book presents an important contribution to the literature of printing and publishing history, being an examination of the production of America's first color plate book. At the time of this publication, Richard J. Wolfe was Joseph Garland Librarian at the Boston Medical Library and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. REFERENCE: Taylor and Morris, Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull, A21.

Title: Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany, 1817-1821. An examination of the origin, printing, binding and distribution of America?s first color plate book. With special emphasis on the manner of making and printing its colored plates.

Author Name: Richard J. Wolfe.

Categories: Bird and Bull Press,

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: North Hills, PA; Boston, MA:, Bird and Bull Press; Boston Medical Library,: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-009

Keywords: Richard J. Wolfe, Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany 1817-1821 An examination of the origin printing, binding and distribution of America's first color plate book, Boston Medical Library, Fritz Eberhardt, Muir Dawson, Printing History, Publishing History, Fine Press, Limited Edition