The Nature Printed Sea-Weeds A History accompanied by Figures and Dissections of the Algae of the British Isles
4 volumes in the original publisher's cloth gilt binding - the covers show some edge and corner wear with rubbing and some loss - volume 4 sunned to the spine as shown - some old white fleck marks to the spines - former owners book plate to the front pastedown endpaper of each volume - contents show little evidence of handling / use but the contents are 'perfect bound' and to a greater or lesser degree disbound as the glue has dried up completely - some text pages remain uncut along the top edge - text and plates do show some light foxing [brown spot marks] with some bumped pages edges from sprung pages - sold with flaws described
Nature Printed by Henry Bradbury - “The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds” by Bradbury and Evans, published in 1859-60. These intricately detailed prints were created using the “nature-printed” process developed by the Austrian Alois Auer and perfected by Henry Bradbury. In this unique process a plant is pressed into a plate of soft lead, leaving an impression from which an electrotype is made. The resultant prints are incredibly life like and true to nature, capturing the very fine detail of each seaweed without the interpretation of an engraver or artist. They are printed in a range of colors, with three colors sometimes combined on one plate.
Author Johnstone / Croall
Binding Original Cloth Gilt
Publisher Bradbury and Evans
Condition Very Good