This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...-for the most part in sepia,3 etched the main outlines in vigorous line,4 and then put the plate in the hands of some mezzotint engraver to ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 Excerpt: ...-for the most part in sepia,3 etched the main outlines in vigorous line,4 and then put the plate in the hands of some mezzotint engraver to finish the subject by the aid of his drawing and under his supervision. Turner originally intended to include ioo plates in the work, but only 71 were published,5 some 20 more plates being engraved or partially finished. F. C. Lewis finished the first plate (R. 43) in aquatint, but this was his only plate, and Turner inclined thenceforward to the use of mezzotint, though aquatint is not infrequently found in combination. The other engravers who contributed were Charles Turner (23 published plates, 1 unpublished), W. Say (1i published, 2 unpublished), Dunkarton (5 published plates), G. Clint (2 published plates), J. C. Easling (frontispiece, 3 plates alone, and 1 in collaboration with Annis), W. T. Annis (1 alone), S. W. Reynolds (2 published plates), T. Hodgetts (3 published plates), H. Dawe (4 published, and possibly several of the unpublished plates), T. Lupton 6 (4 published, and 2 unpublished plates), and finally 10 of the published plates and some of the unpublished were mezzotinted by J. M. W. Turner himself. One of the most powerful of the plates entirely done by Turner, the function of the Severn ami the Wye (R. 28) is reproduced in its early etched state (showing signs of the mezzotint rocker in places) in Fig. 91. In a few instances (e.g. R. 40, 55, 70) the preliminary work was done in soft ground, while in others (R. 90 and 91) the plate never got beyond this stage. The Liber was issued in fourteen parts (each containing five plates) between 1807 and 1819, but was then relinquished for lack of success. Some of the drawings, which were not reproduced at the time, have been recently engraved with 1 In the words...
Illustrated. Good plus or better, light general wear, corners bumped. Lightly soiled, spine darkened and frayed at top. Pages browned. Some weak or broken hinges. Prev owner's notes on front fly, foxed around illustrations.
Good. B0028MGNNQ 1908 Ex-Library REFERENCE book, with expected library markings. Moderate shelf wear to cloth boards. Binding is tight & square. Contents are crisp, clean, complete and undamaged. Over size book. Book was donated to Friends of the Omaha Public Library.
8vo, hardcover. No dj, blue cloth. Good condition. NOT ex-library. Prev. owner's name, foxing to front endpaper, not affecting interior; contents moderately age-toned as expected, otherwise clean, binding and hinges firm; gilt spine lettering faded but legible, several small nicks to upper & lower spine cloth. xviii p., 1 l., 473 p., with frontispiece in photogravure and 110 illustrations in the text.
For the use of Collectors and Students. With full bibliography, classified list and index of engravers. HB, blue cloth, second edition, revised. xviii, 473pp, frontis, 110 figures. Some light rubbing and creasing to ends and corners. Faint spotting to endpapers. Tissue guard to frontis is browned. A few pages poorly cut with some chips to margins. Volume very slightly loose but still a Good copy.
Covers somewhat flecked, front board seems to have been sanded at lower quarter and re-coloured in nearly-but-not-quite matching blue, perhaps to remove some old dampstaining. Contents near Very Good. Cloth, top edge gilt, 8vo, 24 cm, xviii, 473 pp, 110 ills. From the introduction: "[The book] aims, in the first place, at presenting a descriptive survey of the history of engraving on metal throughout the various centuries and schools, considerable space being devoted to the more important engravers, the names of lesser account being cited just so far as they contribute towards a connected view of the whole development, and a balanced estimate of relative artistic values. It is especially in this relation that I feel the importance of the inclusion of a chapter on modern etchers and engravers. I have attempted throughout to give references to original sources and best authorities, so that, both for lesser and greater artists, the student may find a sign-post when space precludes direct information. The General Bibliography, and the Individual Bibliography attached to the Index of Engravers, present a much larger collection of authorities than has been attempted in any similar publication. The technical introduction merely aims at describing the various processes in sufficient detail to help the student, who has made no practice of the art, to a clear comprehension of cause and effect. A somewhat new feature is formed by the Classified List of Engravers, which has gradually assumed its present shape during the course of my work. Many names of second-rate engravers appear in this section, which would have merely overburdened the text." Appendices: I. Classified list of engravers (p. 343-390); II. General bibliography (p. 391-411); III. Index of engravers and individual bibliography (p. 412-473)
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 5¾"-7¾" Tall. A Very Good Copy of this Book in blue cloth with gilt title lettering to the spine, head of spine a touch worn, corners slightly bumped, tight binding profusely illustrated thick 8vo 473pp.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Published by CONSTABLE in 1908, 473 pages, hardback (no Dust Jacket), medium size, boards worn to edges, hinges cracked internally, endpapers foxed, boards creased and torn to head & tail of spine, book plate on inside front cover, illustrated frontispiece, illustrated in black & white, some ink annotations.
A short history of engraving & etching, for the use of collectors and students; with full bibliography, classified list and index of engravers
by Arthur Mayger Hind
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