The Paper Maker: Reprinted from The Book of Trades

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LIMITED EDITION of 60 copies printed with 14-point handset Bembo on Charles I handmade paper, this is copy No. 24. Small 4to. 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches. (16, last a blank) pp. Half-title printed in brown ink, frontispiece, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Plain stiff wrappers sewn into hand-made French-fold marbled paper jacket, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, top and bottom edges of the marbled wraps extend over the inner stiff wraps and are a bit crushed at the extensions, spine label coming up, small tears to marbled wraps at head and foot of spine. Original prospectus, signed and dated, laid-in. SCARCE. Very Good. The Plough Press was founded in 1967 by English printer and author Geoffrey Wakeman (d. 1987), who was taught letterpress printing by Philip Gaskell at the College Press, Glasgow. Wakeman was a scholar of printing history, one of the most important historians of paper making, binding, and color printing during his lifetime. The text of The Paper Maker is taken from an edition of the Book of English Trades & Library of the Useful Arts, published in 1835. This mid-nineteenth century volume is of interest because of its references to contemporary events such as Hector Campbell's method of chlorine bleaching, and the Fourdrinier machine which went into commercial use in the early years of the century. REFERENCE: See: Coleman, The British Paper Industry, 1495-1860.

Title: The Paper Maker: Reprinted from The Book of Trades

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Illustrator: Jost Amman (1539?1591)

Categories: Paper Making,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Loughborough, Leicestershire, The Plough Press: 1971

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: GG818-035

Keywords: The Paper Maker Reprinted from The Book of Trades, Plough Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Jost Amman, Geoffrey Wakeman, Paper Making