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What Is A Print? WHAT IS A PRINT?
Christopher W. Lane. Philadelphia, 1994. Paper. 16pp.

A discussion and glossary of print processes and terms. Handy basic reference work. $5.00
MoreOn-line version of dictionary and glossary



Guide To Collecting Antique Historical Prints A GUIDE TO COLLECTING ANTIQUE HISTORICAL PRINTS
Christopher W. Lane. Philadelphia, 1995. Paper. 48pp.

An introductory guide to collecting antique historical prints, including Currier & Ives, natural history prints, and sporting prints. A guide for the beginning collector or anyone interested in purchasing antique prints. $8.00



Guide to Collecting Currier and Ives A GUIDE TO COLLECTING CURRIER & IVES.
Christopher W. Lane with D.H. Cresswell & C. Cades. Philadelphia, 2001. Paper. 36pp.

A basic guide which discusses the nature of Currier and Ives prints and the issues involved in collecting them. $8.00


Set of all three Guides above ($21 retail) for $20



A to Z of Antique Prints and Maps THE A TO Z OF ANTIQUE PRINTS & MAPS
Donald H. Cresswell and Christopher W. Lane with Carolyn R. Cades. Philadelphia, 2002. Paper. 40 pp.

An expanded version of What is a Print? with information on collecting, research, storage, related periodicals, conservation and framing, among others. A concise reference. $8.00



BibliographyBIBLIOGRAPHY ON AMERICAN PRINTS
Georgia Brady Barnhill (editor and compiler). New Castle, 2006. Cloth.

To give it its full title, this is a Bibliography on American Prints from the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Century. Lists virtually every book or article on prints, grouped by subject categories. $65



gascoigneHOW TO IDENTIFY PRINTS.
Basic Reference Bamber Gascoigne. A complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to ink jet. New York, 2004. Paper.

Second edition. Begins with a general survey, shows how prints look under magnification, and tells how they were made. $34.95



Dictionary of Printmaking Terms DICTIONARY OF PRINTMAKING TERMS.
Rosemary Simmons. London, 2002. Paper.

An essential source for all those interested in printmaking, containing descriptions of printmaking terms and equipment, information on the techniques and materials resulting from new health and safety regulations, foreign terms and chemical formulae, and line drawings illustrating the text. $12.00



Prints. History of an Art.PRINTS. HISTORY OF AN ART
Michel Melot, Antony Griffiths, Richard S. Field and Andre Beguin. Geneva, 1988. Cloth.

A beautifully produced and comprehensive general history with copious illustrations and a glossary of technical terms. $125.00



THE PRINT IN THE WESTERN WORLD. AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY.
Linda C. Hults. Madison, 1996. Cloth.

A comprehensive survey of Western printmaking from the 15th century to the present day. Intended as a college textbook, this volume includes detailed examinations of the artists and methods of each period. Generously illustrated and including a glossary of printmaking terms. $75.00



Popular PrintsPOPULAR PRINTS OF THE AMERICAS
A. Hyatt Mayor. New York, 1973. Cloth. Out of print.

A large, well illustrated book with brief essays on different subjects. Lots of interesting information and with a wide selection of topics. A nice coffee-table type book that is an introduction to the subject. $50



Old Ameircan PrintsOLD AMERICAN PRINTS FOR COLLECTORS
John & Katherine Ebert. New York, 1974. Cloth. Out of print.

A book that provides a good introduction for the new collector. It covers a wide variety of subjects and contains useful information, such as a print glossary. $60



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