A HISTORY OF EARLY COLOUR PRINTING from Chiaroscuro to Aquatint.

Culham, Oxford, (England): Colin & Charlotte Franklin, 1977. Bookseller's catalogue. 4to. (6), 3 pp. Illustrated with 16 color plates. Describes six collections, a color print by Blake, a 1792 French edition of Milton illustrated with 12 color printed stipple engravings, and a copy of Sergent's "Portraits des grands hommes" in three volumes with 192 aquatint plates; the items are not priced, but a price list is laid in (with one lot noted "sold"). With an unsigned inscription by Franklin on the half-title in 1991. Laid in are two of the Franklins' printed Christmas greetings, one, from 1987, featuring an ornamental border from a Daniel Press Christmas publication, the other, with a Jost Amman woodcut of a Baker on the cover, signed. Fine copy of a beautiful bookseller's catalogue and splendid reference work, with several pieces of ephemera laid in. Original blue-green cloth, gilt spine title. (10644). Item #64193

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