A Treatise on Etching Text and Plates By Maxime Lalanne.
Lalanne, Maxime

Paris: Societes Des Beaux-Arts, 1880. F xiv + 283 pages; text in English and French, side by side; translated and arranged by J.A. Delaborde; at back is the original French paper wrap cover for the volume, No. 32 of an unknown limitation; illustrated with 8 etchings, being examples of the work spoken of in the text; contents including material: definition and character of etching, tools, materials, preparation of the plate, drawing with the needle on the plate, biting, resumption of the work, accidents, difference between flat biting and biting with stopping-out, various methods of biting, recommendations and particular processes, zinc & steel plates, theories, printing; a thorough examination of technique and equipment, style and art of etching; No printed date and circa 1880, via OCLC search; there is reference on the title page and at back of the volume to an additional, separate portfolio of etchings (not included here); bound in green cloth covered boards, black leather spine and corners; spine with gilt rules, gilt titles, top edge gilt, by the Atelier Bindery, for Charles Scribners Sons, with their small bindery stamp on the front endpaper top edge; much edge, tips wear and rubbing to binding; contents in very good condition, a very good reference to the art of etching, especially as practiced in the latter part of the 19th century. Good (Item ID: 18642)


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