FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS; A MANUAL FOR BOOK LOVERS
Stone, Herbert Stuart
Introduction by Eugene Field.
First edition of this scarce book; Stone and Kimball's second book preceded only by a unique copy of an advertising booklet for the Chicago World's Fair (Kramer 2). Lettering on spine slightly faded.
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PRAKTISCHER LEITFADEN FÜR BUNTBUCHDRUCK.
by Müller, J. and M. Dethleffs
A book meant to give "those printers and pressmen who have little opportunity for on-the-job training in this branch [i.e. color printing] a way of doing all color printing, of whatever sort, effectively and with full assurance of a good result, and of mixing colors for the work at hand correctly and efficiently" (pp.vii-viii). A brief chapter on the theory of color is followed by chapters on color jobbing printing, printing of multicolored illustrations, and halftone three- and four-color printing. Following this is an explanation of the color tables and then the tables: thirty-three tables of color samples composed and arranged by various methods, four plates of the same picture in different color combinations, and several examples of monochromatic halftone illustration. Tables 1-3 display seventy-two standard colors. Tables 4-33 form a coherent set of colors and color combinations using inks supplied by Berger & Wirth. There are about 600 colors presented in related groups in finely nuanced sequences, including various degrees of gloss. Inks or mixtures used are identified for each color. Each color sample also appears in three degrees of brightness: the solid color, the color in thick parallel lines alternating with thin white lines (imitating dark halftone), and the color in thin lines alternating with white (light halftone), making 1,800 color possibilities in all! A bright copy. An eight page brochure which is supposed to be in a pocket in the back is not present. Remnant of paper label at bottom of spine. Preliminary pages foxed.