Asplenium fontanum...Plate XXXV.

MOORE, Thomas

to Cart
Price: $400.00

TermsAsk a Question

Place Published: London
Publisher: Henry Bradbury/Bradbury & Evans
Date Published: 1855

Description: Botanical print. Nature-printed copper engraving with hand coloring. Page measures 21.25" x 13.75".

Comments: This botanical print comes from Moore's series of ferns, which is regarded as one of the best examples of Victorian era nature-printing. Wildly popular at the time of its production, the image owes its exquisite delicacy to a nature-printing method called electrolysis, in which the actual plant was pressed into lead to make an imprint which was then transferred to a copper plate. This process allowed the most minute details and venations of leaves to be recorded, as this lovely image demonstrates. This print is in good condition, with stains on the right and bottom edges and minor scattered foxing. Thomas Moore (1821--1887) was a British botanist who served as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden for much of his life. His "Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland" was one of the first of the genre printed in England and is considered one of the finest examples of nature-printing ever produced. Please visit our gallery for more examples of Moore's beautiful work.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 210483

More Henry Bradbury, Nature-printing, fern: webrss
More BOTANICALS: webrss
More FERNS: webrss
More 19TH CENTURY: webrss
More PRINTS & VIEWS: webrss
More ANTIQUE: webrss

By This Author: MOORE, Thomas
Topic Notification
Receive e-mail notification of new arrivals in your topics of interest.

I just finished reading about the store and your family in Nick Basbanes newest book, Patience & Fortitude. I had previously read an article in Book magazine. I wished that I lived near so I could visit your store, it looks and sounds like a place I dream of getting lost in. Basbanes book mentioned that your father began a memoir but was, sadly, unable to finish the work. Would it be in anyway possible to read what must be a great historical adventure in bookselling? I wish you all continued success and a very long existence. - Steven Griese
Argosy Book Store on Facebook
Argosy Book Store on Instagram
Site by Bibliopolis