This book contains a first translation of a chapter from Papillon's Traité Historique et Pratique de la Gravure en Bois, published in 1766, entitled Instructions on how to print woodcuts properly. There is also an Appendix giving a brief survey of English-speaking commentators about whether Papillon was wood engraving – as it is now defined using endgrain wood – or woodcutting.
210 x 130mm, 27pp
Grapho Editions, 2013
£30 (including packaging & postage for UK customers)
Printed on Magnani Biblos mould-made paper, using a Victoria press. There are 100 copies in the edition. The setting is Romain BP. It is quarter-bound in cloth, with a specially designed patterned paper cover. This, and the typesetting, printing and binding, is my own work, as is the Appendix.
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