The nature-printed British sea-weeds: a history, accompanied by figures and dissections of the algæ of the British Isles...In four volumes..

Collection Data

Plates consist of nature prints (in this case, prints made by intaglio electrotype plates produced from a mold of the object); most are printed in one color, with additional etched illustrations of details in the same color and lettering in black, some are printed in 2 (or rarely 3) colors à la poupée, and some include hand coloring; some appear to have tonal areas in aquatint. Numbered plates include 22 1/2, 47A/B, 59A/B/C, 68A/B, 69A/B, 70A/B/C/, 91A/B/C/, 92A/B, and 206B (preceded by 206); the last plate (v.4, facing p. 213) is unnumbered. Each volume has added engraved title page printed in black, with a cartouche containing a nature print printed in color ink.
Johnstone, William Grosart (Author)
Croall, Alexander, 1809-1885 (Author)
Bradbury, Henry, 1831-1860 (Engraver)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1859 - 1860
Place: London
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEM (Bradbury) 18-1702
Algae -- Great Britain
Marine algae
Nature prints
Statement of responsibility: By William Grosart Johnstone, F.B.S.E., and Alexander Croall, A.B.S.E. ; nature-printed by Henry Bradbury.
Bibliography: Bibliography: v. 4, p. [285]-301.
Physical Description
Intaglio prints
Extent: 4 v., CCVII [i.e. 207], leaves of colored plates : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21519886
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b691580-ffa3-0135-2246-07754e251ef2
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