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  • Nature Printing Society

    Published by Sterling/Chapelle, 2004

    ISBN 10: 140270724XISBN 13: 9781402707247

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    Paperback. Condition: LIKE NEW. Like new, very light shelf wear.


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  • Seller image for Prioneris Thestylis Butterflies, Antique Print. (Nature Printing Process). for sale by MJC Books

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    No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Print of Prioneris Thestylis butterfly (278 by 220 mm) showing the upper and under-side of the Male and Female. Produced using the Nature-Printing Process, c1880-1900. The Latin name caption is shown in pencil across centre of print. The male and female abbreviation is also shown. A centre vertical crease mark where folded. I believe this fold would have been made as part of the nature print process. The paper is Watermarked Pure Alabaster White/Det Tibi Florere with crown. The odd light foxing marks to blank areas, otherwise in very good condition. Prioneris thestylis is found in India, Myanmar, Thailand, West Malaysia, south China and Taiwan. **. The Nature Printing Process involved direct transfers from the insects themselves by sandwiching butterfly wings between two pieces of paper, and, by exerting pressure through a press, producing the coloured image of the wings. Both the upper and lower sides of the wing scales are shown. The bodies were added afterward and coloured by hand. Nature Printing became popular in mid-victorian times. It's a complex and time-consuming method which may explain why, despite the striking results, it was never widely used. **. This is a unique item, probably produced by an entomologist or/for a Lepidopterist. A rare item and technique.

  • Seller image for Kite Mystery, the ,Two children return to the wild life refuge near their home to find the pair of trumpeter swans missing. Only two bloody feathers are left behind. Long after the authorities have given up, for sale by Bluff Park Rare Books

    MARY ADRIAN, NATURE WRITER, , First Edition, First Printing NOT a Weekly Reader. ILLUST Lloyd Coe, Inner DJ Flap Priceclipped, NOT EX-LIBRARY

    Published by Hastings House, NY, 1968

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Lloyd Coe, (illustrator). 1st Edition. HBDJ, 1968, First Edition, First Printing NOT a Weekly Reader, NOT EX-LIBRARY. 116 pgs, NF/VG+, CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Plus jacket; stip of glue foxing on fixed endpaper; dw a little rubbed scuffed. Juvenile hardcover, gray cloth cvr with red tiltes & Illustration, 125 pgs , Long after the authorities have given up, the children continue to search. By a nature writer. 2 boys & 2 Girls , age 9 TO 12, WHO LIVE ON THE REFUGE , return home from school to find that 2 rare trumpeter swans disappeared from their favorite Nesting Place. An official search is carried on but dropped for Lack of Evidence, Thbe children, though, keep going on the Hunt for the Missing Birds & use their ingenuity & Knowledge of Nature in some exciting & unusual ways. Kite Flying comes into the plot ,too, in a unique manner, really suspenseful reading.

  • Seller image for JONATHAN CROW, DETECTIVE, the wisest of woodland Birds s leading character in this book of mystery nature stories, in each 1 he solves a different Mystery which is an actual natural phenomenom, for sale by Bluff Park Rare Books

    MARY ADRIAN , NATURE WRITER, Illustrated by Marie C. Nichols in B/W,, First Edition, First Printing NOT a Weekly Reader. NOT EX-LIBRARY. Inner DJ Flap Pricecliped but $2.75 Intact.

    Published by Hastings House, NY, 1958

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Marie C. Nichols (illustrator). 1st Edition. HBDJ, NF+/VG, 1958, First Edition, First Printing NOT a Weekly Reader., NOT EX-LIBRARY .Interior NOICE TIGHT CELAN LIGHT WEAR FOX, Tiny Chip Spine DJ Ends, 126 pgs, Bibliography, FADE to DJ Spine , in each 1 he solves a different Mystery which is an actual natural phenomenom, Meadow & Woodlands Look Peaceful & serene but many of the Animals were upset because of strange happenings they could not Understand. Jonathan Crow, Mystery Nature Stories.

  • Seller image for The Firehouse Mystery , Toby O?connor did a lot for a boy 9 yrs. old. Every week he made quite a bit of Money delivering groceries on East side of NYC where he lived. . when his own grandfather was accused of starting a Fire for sale by Bluff Park Rare Books

    MARY ADRIAN , NATURE WRITER, First Edition, First Printing NOT a Weekly Reader.illustrated by Anne Vaughan, DJ NOT PRICECLIPPED

    Published by Houghton, Mifflin,, 1950

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Anne Vaughan, (illustrator). 1st Edition. HBDJ, 1950 First Edition, NOT a Weekly Reader. 1950. Hard Cover. Fine- in a NF-, NOT price clipped dust jacket $2.25. dust jacket has not been price clipped and is beautiful with only a light crinkle back dj & wear to top of rear panel DJ. Minor wear tiny chips to extremities DJ. ,when his own grandfather was accused of starting a fire in the museum where he worked , Toby set out by himself to track down the real criminal. Many strange things happened to Toby. hE DISCOVERED SOME FACTS NOT EVEN THE Police knew about, as well as learning a lot about Fires Fire Fighting. learned how City Fire Dept works.

  • NATURE PRINTING)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Scattered foxing, 1 1/2 inch tear to right lower edge. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light scattered foxing, 1/4 x 1 1/2 inch abrasion to mid lower edge (outside image and text area); good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING - ANTIQUE BOTANICAL)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxing to outer edges, light foxing spot to right of image; still overall very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING - ANTIQUE BOTANICAL)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxing to three edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light toning and faint spotting to outer edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING - ANTIQUE FERN)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING - ANTIQUE BOTANICAL)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light foxng to edges, faint scattered foxing; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XIII from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

  • NATURE PRINTING - ANTIQUE BOTANICAL)

    Published by Bradbury & Evans. London. 1855 - 1856., 1855

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    Nature-printed color plate, sheet 21 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches. Light toning and faint spotting to outer edges; very good, bright condition. This beautiful folio-sized antique botanical print is Plate XXIV from "The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland ., Nature-Printed by Henry Bradbury" published in 1855-1856 "one of the finest pieces of nature-printing ever achieved.The plates were produced 'by passing the plant, under pressure, between a plate of soft lead from which an electrotype could be made' (Blunt). As a result the plates record the smallest details of flowers and the finest venations of leaves. Bradbury, whose father was of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna." (de Belder catalogue #237). The mania for ferns (or "pteridomania") was one of several plant fixations of the Victorians, fueled by discoveries from abroad and a rapidly expanding middle class interested in plants and gardening; ferns were ideal indoor plants for the Victorian home and their graceful forms were much used in decorative art.

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    NATURE PRINTING

    Published by c. 1850., 1850

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    4to. 247 x 200 mm. pp. 1 single sided; 48 double sided prints. Printed in black or grey on A. Cowan & Sons, Extra Superfine [watermarked] and bound in contemporary pebble grained calf, worn at the head of the spine, all edges gilt, bearing the ticket of James McKenzie, Bookseller, of Glasgow. Obviously a treasured collection, specially bound in what would have been an expensive binding at the time, the front cover having the title embossed in gilt within a double ruled border with decorative corner pieces. The art of nature printing originates in the 13th Century but it seems to have been the 1850s which saw a serious interest in England and Scotland with the work of William Aitken, Ferguson Branson and Thomas Moore. They all used a mechanical process to impress an image on lead or zinc, subsequently electroplating a printing plate on copper. However nature printing, in its simplest form, was easy to master and was also adopted enthusiastically by amateurs who would use the technique for collecting and recording plants, seaweeds and even moths and butterflies. The simple inking of a specimen, laying it onto paper, or between two sheets, and pressed with weights or a roller would produce an accurate and pleasing image to satisfy naturalists and artists.

  • Seller image for Ferns 1868. [cover title] for sale by Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller

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    Published by 1868., 1868

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    Folio. 440 x 285 mm. 44 double page images, printed in green, some with captions identifying species. Half contemporary sheep, patterned cloth sides, leather title label to front cover. Front inner joint tender. Probably intended as a scientific collection made during the heyday of amateur nature printing, this is a fine example, one of the best which we have seen. Pteridomania or 'Fern-Fever' was a Victorian craze for ferns which lasted from the 1840s until past the 1880s. The decorative arts of the period presented the fern motif in pottery, glass, metal, textiles, wood, printed paper, and sculpture. The 19th century ?Nature Printing? process was used most successfully by two men between 1853 & 1860. The first was Alios Auer (Austrian 1813- 1869) with invention of the process, Naturselbstdruck, published in 'The Discovery of the Natural Printing Process: an Invention' Vienna 1853. Auer's method can only be used with objects with tolerably flat surfaces, such as dried and pressed plants, embroidery and lace, and a few animals. The object is placed between a plate of steel and another of lead, both of which are smooth, and polished. They are then drawn through a pair of rollers under considerable pressure. When the plates are separated, it is found that a perfect impression of the object has been made in the leaden plate. This may be used directly as an engraved plate, but only if a very few impressions are wanted, for it is too soft to resist the action of printing presses for practical purposes. For larger numbers of images, a facsimile to be used as the printing plate is made in copper by the electrotype process. The plate is then hand coloured and transferred to the final print. The second was Henry Bradbury (English 1829-1860) who immediately used Auer's 'nature printing' process to publish work of his own. These included two major botanical works; 'The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland' by Moore, Thomas (1857) and 'The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds' by W.G. Johnstone & A. Croall (1859-60). In 1867 Henry C. Baildon patented a process using chromolithography to try to capture the tints of the original plants. But public reaction to his work was disappointing, the opacity of the inks made the prints appear less than life like illustration. He published the work 'Nature-Printed Ferns' in 1869.

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    Published by Austria, 2nd half of the 19th c.

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    Large 4to (225 x 268 mm). 224 unnumbered ff. with more than 250 page-sized plant illustrations, mostly in a mixed techique of nature printing and coloured drawings. Also includes 3 coloured engraved plates and 1 tipped-in coloured lithograph. Later half calf over marbled boards with stamped title to spine. An uncommon collection of talented botanical illustrations, many based on nature prints amplified and coloured in various techniques. The plates show mainly medicinal and culinary plants (belladonna, calendula, tobacco, eggplant "from Arabia" etc.), frequently with blossoms and fruits. All plates are identified in Latin, many have additional notes in German stating the plants' flowering season and place of origin. Some plates are signed "G.F.", a fact which has suggested attribution to the Austrian naturalist Georg von Frauenfeld (1807-73), one of the leading scientists on the Novara expedition (cf. Reiss 77 [2001], lot 77). Frauenfeld himself published a book on the algae of the Dalmatian coast, illustrated by nature printing (cf. Fischer, Naturselbstdruck, no. 72). Includes three engravings and one lithograph from other botanical works. - Occasional light browning and fingerstaining; a few slight edge defects, but well preserved altogether.