FLEECE PRESS. CHURCHYARD, Thomas. CHRISTMAS, Anthony. ~ The Whole Benefits that Paper Brings, written in 1588.
One of 285 copies. 10 wood engravings by Anthony Christmas. Printed in 6 point Garamond on Queen Anne hand-made paper. 7.7 x 4.5 cms. orignal decorated paper covered boards. A very good copy.
Thomas Churchyard’s poem was first published in 1588. It is the first English language description of a paper mill and the art of paper making. It is about John Spilman’s mill on the River Darent near Dartford in Kent. Spilman kept the monopoly oon paper making in England for over 22 years.