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Steel-engraved book illustration in England

London, Scolar Press, 1989
(26 cm), xvi, 263 pp., 66 plates. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - A history of the introduction and refinement of the steel-engraving process from 1818-1823 and of its rapid rise in popularity as a reproductive medium, followed by chapters entitled “The Art of Steel Engraving” and “The Books” with useful biographies of artists, engravers, printers and publishers, and an account of the ascendancy of rival processes - lithography, wood-engraving, and photogravure. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
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