- Wymondham: Brewhouse Press, 1970.
- half leather over marbled paper-covered boards.
- 64 pages.
Price: $250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 79820
First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies (Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers). With three actual specimens inserted. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. Boards bowed, especially the front. Leather backstrip detached and loosely inserted in book.
An important history of the first commercially successful means of reproducing the printed page. With three mounted specimens demonstrating this method of reproduction. Well-printed by this private press. Printed letterpress by James Pick in 10pt & 12pt Monotype Baskerville. Lithographs printed by Peter Bonsor. Binding by Trevor Hickman. Contains chapters on anastatic printing, history of printing during the late 1840's, book exhibitions, lithography, photography, and map printing, photozincography, and Domesday book and its successors. One illustration within the text. Notes at rear.
Geoffrey Wakeman was the proprietor of the Plough Press, and fine press based out of England that specialized in producing fine press books relating to bibliography.