Manuscript on paper written in a fine hand entitled "Traduccion de la teoria Litografica o modo facil de aprender a imprimir por si mismo, contiene seis laminas que representan once objetos."
by HOUBLOUP, L.
One fine folding plate with eleven attractive ink & watercolor illus. 2 blank leaves, 48 leaves,  pp. 4to (225 x 190 mm.), cont. green half-sheep & marbled boards. N.p.: n.d. [but probably San Sebastian: paper watermarked "1826"]. The unpublished translation into Spanish of Houbloup's Théorie lithographique, ou manière facile d'appendre à imprimer soi-même (1825), one of the chief introductions to the art of lithography of the time. This manuscript offers evidence of the rapid spread of lithography throughout Europe. There is a note by the translator on leaf 4r regarding the practice of lithography in San Sebastian. The finely drawn folding plate depicts in excellent ink and watercolor eleven figures: the lithographic press from several views, other related equipment, stones, inks, etc. Fine condition and a most interesting survival. This translation was never published. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 345. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850, pp. 99, 106, 113, 135-36, & 138. (Inventory #: 6101)
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