Plough Press - Universal Magazine.


Plough Press - Universal Magazine.

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The Art of Making Paper, taken from the Universal Magazine. [Foreword by Colin Cohen and Geoffrey Wakeman.] 8vo, 21cm, 32p, 6 plates, portrait frontispiece, Republished by The Plough Press, Loughborough, 1978.

Text reset and printed on Glastonbury by offset lithography at Skelton's Press. 6 plates (folding) and a lithographic frontispiece of la Lande. Full orange buckram, blocked in gold, printed endpapers. A near fine copy.

The universal magazine was a successful eighteenth-centuru magazine devoted to serious aritcles, with engraved plates. One of these was the first illustrated account of paper making in England , published in 1752. It is reprinted with the first English translation of J. de la Lande's 'L'Art de Faire le Papier'. This great work was published in 1761 and translated into English in 1762 and 1763.

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