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Milestones in Colour Printing 1457–1859

Milestones in Colour Printing 1457–1859
With a Bibliography of Nelson Prints

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Part of The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521175913

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About the Authors
  • This broad historical survey ranges from developments in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the inventive attempts of nineteenth-century British publishers to achieve cheap, effective color printing, to the pioneering work of the firm Thomas Nelson and Sons. A catalog of more than 1000 British and foreign views published by the firm in their own distinctive technique, the Nelson print, is also provided. This book links these developments to the wider scientific, cultural and social currents of the period.

    • First comprehensive overview of developments in colour printing from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century
    • Includes extensive bibliography of Nelson firm's printings from nineteenth century
    • Author is a well-known TV personality
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "For the reader interested in a history of nineteenth-century color printing in Britain, Gascoigne's book provides a detailed and knowledgeable exposition of that history." The Eighteenth Century, A Current Bibliography (ECCB)

    "More than 20 color plates displaying the astonishing artistry of color printers before the emergence of photographic halftones." J. Bidwell, Choice

    "In Milestones in Colour Printing, Gascoigne provides an overview of the achievements of previous generations of color printers who helped to make it viable." Marie Korey, Bibliographical Society of America

    "Readers...will be particulary interested in the topic of color printing as a technology applied to the production of scientific images." Henry Lowood, Isis

    "This book is a necessary addition to any collection on the history of printing and publishing." John Feather, Publishing Research Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521175913
    • length: 156 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 203 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. German relief to French intaglio fifteenth-eighteenth century
    2. The beginnings of chromolithography
    3. Towards the penny print in Britain 1834–1859
    4. Nelson and the Nelson prints
    Publications with Nelson prints
    Index of Nelson prints
    Index of books containing Nelson prints.

  • Author

    Bamber Gascoigne

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