Boston: The Page Company (Estes and Lauriet), 1880. Hardcover. Very Good. Boston: The Page Company (Estes and Lauriet), 1880. Very Good. Authorized American edition, translated from the second French edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, top edge gilt, 17.5 by 24.2 cm, engraved frontis, xxx 79 pp., illus. Wear at the extremities and a stain on the back cover (approx. 3 by 9 cm). A rather charming and detailed look at the art of etching. Sections include the technical aspects of etching, definition and character of etching, tools and materials, preparing the plate, drawing on the plate with the needle, biting, finishing the plate, accidents (and their repair), proving and printing, etc.
(Inventory #: 1951)
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