English Coloured Books
Methuen and Co. 36 Essex Street London. First Published in 1906.
Book: thick 4to (254 x 176mm). Cloth binding with patterning and title stamped on frontcover and spine in gilt. Binding worn and torn along the spinal area.
An illustrated and comprehensive study of colour printing. It starts with two chapters on the medieval origins of colour printing and on the methods of book illsutration from 1500 to 1800. These are followed by 22 detailed chapters on individuals, publishers and the development and improvement of special methods and techniques through to the early twentieth century. A final chapter deals with collecting.
[Ref: 10246] £90.00