The octavo nature-printed British ferns: being figures and descriptions of the species and varieties found in the United Kingdom. Nature-printed by Henry Bradbury.
London, Bradbury and Evans, 1859-1860, 2 volumes, pp. xvi, 254, (1), 51 colour-plates; xi, 368, 71 colour-plates (incl. 8 bis-plates); the plates with flimsies; 2 finely engraved frontispieces, each with a printed fern; large 8vo, uncut, richly gilt-decorated and embossed red cloth (rebacked with original backstrips). Free front endpapers missing and some foxing on the plates and title-pages, but a well preserved copy.
€ 640Blunt: ... In England, the same technique was employed by Bradbury, with colour, when he came to make the illustrations for W. Johnstone’s book of British seaweeds and for T. Moore’s superb Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland (1857). For this smaller octavo edition with more plates the same process was involved by which the ferns were printed in green and occasionally finished by additional brown hand-colouring.
* Jackson p. 240*; Nissen BBI 1401; Blunt p. 142; Stafleu & Cowan 6277.