The Etcher's Handbook.Giving an Account of the Old Processes, and of Processes recently discovered. Illustrated by the Author. "What, then, is the amount and kind of previous knowledge and skill required by the etcher?...Finally, it is the acumen to perceive the near relationship that expression bears to form, and the skill to draw them - not separately, but together."-Fine Arts Quarterly Review.
London: Charles Roberson & Co., 99, Long Acre. 1871. Dryden Press: J. Davy and Sons, 137, Long Acre, London.
8vo. Original cloth covers with gilt lettering.
Twenty-two chapters and five etching and one dry oint illustrations on the art and processes of etching, including chapters on dry point, etching from nature, Haden's negative process and Hamerton's negative process. A manual more concerned with the materials than with the grammar of etching, including some of Hamerton's own developments, such as positive white etching ground.
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