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Specimen of Anastatic Printing.
Specimen of Anastatic Printing.
[n.d. c.1850.]
Etching, facsimile. 209 x 140mm. 8¼ x 5½". Folds as to put in pocket.
Anastatic printing was a form of facsimile reproduction invented and developed in Germany in the early 1840s, patented in England in 1844. Any illustration or text based on oil-based ink could be reproduced. The document to be copied was sponged with dilute nitric acid which saturated all parts except here the ink lay, the acid being repelled from those areas by the oily nature of the ink. The original was then placed face down on a polished zinc plate and passed under the roller of a press, the pressure of which caused the acid to bite into the plate except in the inked areas. The plate was then moistened with gum and water which adhered to the bitten parts but was repelled from the oily parts. The result was a relief printing plate, with the areas to be printed raised, the areas not to be printed eaten away. It had been intended to reproduce old and rare works, but had the major failing that it sometimes destroyed the original without producing a copy!
[Ref: 27869]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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[Engraver preparing his etching plate.]
[Engraver preparing his etching plate.]
H. Herkomer.
[n.d. c.1910.]
Etching. Plate 200 x 151mm (7¾ x 6").
Sir Francis Seymour (1818-1910), was an English surgeon, but better known as an etcher. Educated at Derby School. Christ's Hospital and University College, London; he went on to complete his degree at the Sorbonne, Paris. In 1842, two years after graduating, he was admitted as a member of the College of Surgeons in London. From 1845 he began to study portfolios of the great original engravers. Withouth an professional training in printmaking, he went on to equip his home with a printing-press and re-kindled the art of original etching and its revival in England. Such efforts resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, where Haden, as president, ruled with a strong hand from its beginnings in 1880.
[Ref: 21313]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Tournament At Calais In 1416.
Tournament At Calais In 1416. Richard Earl Of Warwick Unhorsing Sir Collard Fynes.
Painted by Edward Corbould. Glyphographed by Thomas Taylor.
[n.d., c.1870.]
Glyphograph, sheet 560 x 730mm. 22 x 28¾".
An impressive example of the glyphograph printing method, patented in 1842, of creating a relief printing block by drawing through a composition on a metal plate, and making an electrotype of the result. After Edward Henry Corbould (1815 - 1905).
[Ref: 11348]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Old Woman.]
[Old Woman.]
Electrotint. 1842. [T. Sampson.]
"Electrotint", making paintings in such a manner that copper plate & Blocks can be taken from them by Voltaic Electricity. - Edward Palmer.
100 x 160mm.
A process invented by Edward Palmer and patented in 1841. An advertisment is recorded in the Times dated 1842 for the above booklet with 4 illustrated plates. This plate is not described.
[Ref: 4531]   £50.00   (£60.00 incl.VAT)
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The Printer-Devil.
The Printer-Devil. (Le Diable de l'Imprimerie.]
Lith. Rigo Freres 1, Richer, 7.
Desesserts Editeur. [Paris, 1841.]
Lithograph, rare. Sheet 220 x 140mm (8¾ x 5½"). Slight foxing.
A boy drying a printing plate. Plate 20 from 'Les Enfans peints par eux-mêmes, sujets de composition, donnés a ses Élèves' by Alexandre de Saillet (1811-1866). Each picture was to illustrate a story about child labour written by pupils at de Saillet's boarding school.
[Ref: 36864]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The 'Times' Newspaper Printing Machine.
The 'Times' Newspaper Printing Machine.
J. Archer sc.
London, Published for the Proprietors, by W. Edwards, No.12 Ave Maria Lane, Ocr.r 12. 1833.
Woodcut, rare. Sheet: 285 x 235mm (11¼ x 9¼"). Trimmed.
A diagram of the printing machine used by the 'Times'.
[Ref: 47251]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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