London: Geo.[rge] Bishop, Horticultural And Commercial Printer, 1895.
Attractive dummy catalogue from horticultural printers, George Bishop, issued as promotional material to develop new custom. This is an actual horticultural catalogue with detailed botanical information with the lithographed wrappers, a sample to show to prospective customers the fine quality of their printing and the high style of their design work. Here we have sample No. 4 with the text: “Your Name and Address will be printed here” on the upper front cover and on the back cover, the text: “This page may be printed as above or as on front without extra charge, or filled with your own matter at an additional charge of 7/6 for any number of copies”. Interesting from a printing point of view and from a botanical perspective.Item #1689
Large octavo, 25cm, bound in highly decorative illustrated paper wrappers printed in colour, 41 pages, engraved illustrations throughout. A lovely copy of a scarce item.
Price (AUD): $750.00 other currencies