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Antique prints and artwork from around the world for sale by mail order worldwide with a further shop based stock of various antiques. We have a large stock from the 17th to the 19th centuries from a broad range of subjects and artists. We are one of the larger stockists in the UK supplying the trade worldwide from rural Wiltshire. All items are genuine and original with full, often detailed description. We have an at cost postage price and many will also be listed with a collected price ALL are cheaper to collect . Some overlarge items are unsuitable for sending overseas and will be labelled if suitable unframed etc. For those who do antique Fairs I attend Bruton Decoative Antiques Fair in October and Wilton House Fair each March only and can send complimentary tickets upon request **Every May Bank Holiday ( 1st One) I have a sale of older stock/odds/extras always marked down to cost ie not a measly 10% discount but a proper one to tidy the rather stuffed shop for the new financial year**

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Large Bradbury / Moore Nature Printed Ferns 1857

Ref: HEA/Bradbury / LA108147


$290 - €255

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Antique nature print by Thomas Moore (1821-1887) (author) John Lindley (editor) from 'The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland' by Henry Bradbury published by Bradbury & Evans, London: 1855-57 Nature printed, green and brown ink on white paper 21.5 x 14.5 inches each 'Folio. (548 x 368mm). Nature-printed ferns were created by pressing actual specimens in lead, transferring the image by electrotype to a copper plate and printing and hand-colouring each Folio. (548 x 368mm) one. The process allowed the reproduction of the finest details down to the veins of the fronds by Henry Bradbury, depicting the native ferns of Great Britain and Ireland. **This is actually trade price as I supply the London trade so please double check the prices online.... then cough!**

Thomas Moore was a British gardener and botanist, an expert on ferns and plants serving as Curator of the Society of Apothecaries Garden from 1848 to 1887. The garden, renamed the Chelsea Physic Garden in 1875, increased the number of fern species cultivated there by fifty percent under his tenure. The Thomas Moore Fernery was built on the site of his original garden in 1907 and today contains a display of varieties of ferns described and cultivated by Moore and popular during the Victorian era.

Henry Bradbury (1831-1860), who printed this The Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland, was among the foremost 19th-century practitioners of nature-printing. The son of William Bradbury, the founder of the publishing house Bradbury & Evans, Henry studied at the Imperial Printing Office in Vienna, directed by Alois Auer, who had improved upon existing nature-printing techniques in 1850, introducing an electroplating technique. Auer patented his nature printing process with his associate Andreas Worring in October 1852. Returning to England, Bradbury patented his own version, resulting in an acrimonious conflict with Auer over credit for the process. Bradbury had wide-ranging interests in printing, including secure means of producing banknotes, paper money. He had planned ambitious projects including nature-printed books on fungi and trees and a work on the graphic arts, but he committed suicide at the age of 29, leaving these plans unfulfilled. After Henry Bradbury's death, the firm continued producing stamps and bank notes as Bradbury Wilkinson & Co. until 1986, when it was bought out by a competitor.


Height : 546.1 mm - 21.5 in

Width : 368.3 mm - 14.5 in


Heatons has clarified that the large Bradbury / Moore nature printed ferns (HEA/Bradbury / LA108147) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1857.


All cleaned and from a folio in pieces. I have possibly then entire set and the ones shown are simply and indication with the set listed on my website as These are being cleaned at present so if specifics are wanted they can be reserved as my poor restorer can manage five a week max. Most are actually large single ferns

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The price is each and Includes Uk delivery. Ask for a postage reduction on multiples


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