Eighteenth Century Colour Prints: An Essay on Certain Stipple Engravers and Their Work in Colour
by Frankau, Julia
2 vols.: I. 128 pp. text on the history of engraving in Europe from the 15th-18th cent., the popularization of stipple engraving in England and France and the use of color, with chapters on specific artists, table of contents, list of plates, and index, illus. by 52 engraved plates (incl. color frontispiece) after paintings by Reynolds, Kauffmann, Cipriani et al., with captioned tissue guards. II. 50 color proofs of the same on india paper. Occasional smudges or light spotting in margins, vol. II plates numbered in pencil bottom right. Text volume, folio; plate volume, large folio. Contemporary full morocco, raised spines with elaborate gilt details, extremities rubbed, hinges expertly repaired, stamped and gilt turn-ins, t.e.g. and marbled endpapers. London and New York (Macmillan) 1900. From the edition of 60 issued with the color proof portfolio. Ex-libris John Pierpont Morgan with small plates on both front endpapers. Fine study of the methods of color printing, with superb rare proof volume, handsomely bound. (Inventory #: 48043)
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