London, England: A.W. Penrose & Co., 1903. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Item #26668
xvi + 152 + 58 + vi pages; color, black & white illustrated throughout, demonstrating the various processes and inventive printing & phototechnical techniques at the beginning of the 20th century. Ink uses, production types, illustrators, printers, photographic and graphic artists are noted, accompanying the useful alphabetically-organized articles; with an index of illustrations, colour prints, supplement illustrations, also indexed are the illustrations in the text, engravers' addresses, photographers,' artists' and the publishers' addresses. Pieces include articles on Aberrations due to liquid filters, American Line Zinc Etching; Colour Patch Apparatus and its Applications; Commercial and Press Photography; Finishing Photographs with the Aerograph for Process Engraving; Four-Colour Printing; Laces and Similar Materials in Facsimile; Half-Tone Theory; Trichromatic Photo-Lithography; Regularity in Screen Negatives; Three-Colour Posters; "Sinop" Collography: Working Details with Collodion Emulsifiers; and dozens more items on similar topics. Printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co., Ltd. The Country Press, Bradford & London. Approx. 7" x 9 3/4" size; bound in the original polished green cloth, with illustrated paper cover & spine title labels. Edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding, spine label 1/2 gone; a heavy book, inner hinge papers split, block remains solidly bound & the contents in good condition. A good historical perspective on the multitude of printing and graphic arts processes available & the businesses which provided them at the beginning of the 20th century and displaying their commercial and artistic application.