Etching, Drypoint, Mezzotint: The Whole Art of the Painter-Etcher. A Practical Treatise...
by Paton, Hugh.
London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., and Leicester: De Montfort Press, 1895. 4to, (ii), iv, (vi), 182, (iv), viii (index) pp. With 11 plates of etchings and 5 plates of tools etc. Original tan cloth, stamped in brown on the covers and in gilt on the backstrip. A very good copy of a scarce book complete with all the plates and in good condition. First edition of this treatise on etching techniques with actual examples of first and final state etchings, graduated biting, reversal of drawing, on zinc, drypoint, mezzotint (2), soft-ground etching, aquatint, and monotype, as well as tools, presses, and the lay-out of an etching studio. (Inventory #: 106986)
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