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Last: The Color ExplosionTHE COLOR EXPLOSION: NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITHOGRAPHY.
Jay T. Last. Santa Ana (CA), 2005. Cloth.

With 400 color illustrations, this book discusses the European roots of lithography and its commercial and technical development in America, examining about 60 firms in detail and providing brief notes on over 800 others. Along with overviews of the technical and business aspects of lithography, applications of American lithography are dealt with and illustrated, including book illustrations, sheet music covers, historical and contemporary prints, maps and city views, advertising cards and posters, circus and theatrical posters, and box and container labels. Temporarily Out of Stock



gascoigneHOW TO IDENTIFY PRINTS.
Bamber Gascoigne. New York, 2004. Paper.

Second edition. A complete guide to manual and mechanical processes from woodcut to inkjet. 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



Dictionary of Victorian Wood EngraversDICTIONARY OF VICTORIAN WOOD ENGRAVERS.
Rodney K. Engen. Trowbridge, Wiltshire, 1985. Cloth. Out of Print.

Biographies of 19th century British wood engravers, major and minor. $125.00



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



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



A History of Wood Engraving A HISTORY OF WOOD ENGRAVING.
Albert Garrett. London, 1978. Cloth.

An extensively illustrated and wide ranging history. $65.00



The Chromolithographs of Louis PrangTHE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF LOUIS PRANG.
Katharine M. McClinton. New York, 1973. Cloth. Out of Print.

Fully illustrated book on the premier printer of chromolithographs in the United States. $95.00



Lithography LITHOGRAPHY: 200 YEARS OF ART, HISTORY, & TECHNIQUE.
Domenico Porzio, ed. Milan, 1983. Cloth. Out of Print.

Originally published in Italian in 1982, this handsome volume contains a series of excellent articles and illustrations showing the nature, development, and use of this artistic medium. $49.50



Early American Lithography EARLY AMERICAN LITHOGRAPHY. IMAGES TO 1830.
Sally Pierce with Catharina Slautterback and Georgia B. Barnhill. Boston, 1997. Paper.

A scholarly catalogue co-produced by the Boston Athenaeum and the American Antiquarian Society, surveying the formative period of American lithography. $24.00



Democratic Art THE DEMOCRATIC ART. PICTURES OF A 19th-CENTURY AMERICA.
Peter C. Marzio. Boston, 1979. Cloth. Out of Print.

The first sweeping study of American chromolithographic prints, bringing them into long-overdue prominence. Many of the greatest American graphic artists are placed in perspective by this book. A classic reference. $125.00



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