- Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom: Plough Press, The, 1971.
- marbled stiff paper wrappers, paper spine label
- (16) pages
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 134039
Limited edition of 60 copies printed with 14-point handset Bembo on Charles I handmade paper, this is copy No. 24. The Plough Press was founded in 1967 by English printer and author Geoffrey Wakeman (d. 1987) he was taught letterpress printing by Philip Gaskell at the College Press, Glasgow. Wakeman was a scholar of printing history, one of the most important historicans 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 midnineteenth 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.
Original prspectus, signed and dated, laid-in. Very good condition.
Reference: See: Coleman, The British Paper Industry 1495-1860.