BENJAMIN FAWCETT ENGRAVER AND COLOUR PRINTER, WITH A LIST...
by McLean, Ruari and Antonia.
First edition, limited to 750 numbered copies, of which this is one of 25 special copies with three actual plates demonstrating Fawcett's work loosely inserted in a pocket in the back. In special binding and with limitation page bound in and with McLean's signature. A check-list of books and plates printed by Fawcett, plus letters to, from or concerning him. Contains an outline of Fawcett's life, an interesting article on Fawcett's woodblock printing techniques by Gavin Bridson, and a look at scientific publishing in the nineteenth century. Many black and white illustrations, plus 9 color plates. Spine of jacket faded.