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Evelyn writes of a new way of engraving plates, including the design and construction of rolling press and the manner in which to work off of plates. This is written as a 'book' (Book II) consisting of five chapters.

Subject: Printing / Art

Read to the Royal Society on 14 May 1662.

Reference number
CLP/3i/2
Earliest possible date
1662
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
15 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Evelyn

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John Evelyn, Paper, 'The construction of the rowling press, and manner how to worke off the plates' by [John] Evelyn, 1662, CLP/3i/2, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_3i_2/paper-the-construction-of-the-rowling-press-and-manner-how-to-worke-off-the-plates-by-john-evelyn, accessed on 24 July 2024

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