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ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Jane R....
(Anderson, Alexander).

ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.

New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth..... READ MORE

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Foreword.................................................................VII
Acknowledgments...........................................................IX
Plan of Research........................................................XIII
  Genesis...............................................................xiii 
  Aim...................................................................xiii 
  Principal Resources....................................................xiv 
  Methods Used in Research................................................xv 
  Limitations.............................................................xv 
  How the Illustrations were Reproduced...................................xv 
  Sequence of Entries....................................................xvi 
  Form of Entries........................................................xvi 
  Anderson's Signatures.................................................xvii

Proof Books, Abbreviations, and a Symbol.................................XIX
Anderson's Life and Introduction to His Work............................XXII
  Development of Anderson's Style and Review of His work.............xxxviii 
  Reuse and Sharing of Illustrations between Publishers..................lvi 
  Anderson's Income from Engraving.......................................lix 
  Publishers' Control over Illustration................................lxiii 
  Printing, Stereotyping, and Copying Techniques........................lxvi 
  Anderson's Legacy.....................................................lxxi 
  A Note on Engraving Terms and Techniques..............................lxxv 
  Notes................................................................lxxvi

Libraries and Private Collections....................................lxxxiii

Alexander Anderson, Wood Engraver and Illustrator..........................1

Appendix I. New York Religious Tract Society............................2425
Appendix II. American Tract Society, New York, Adult Tracts.............2427
Appendix III. American Tract Society, New York, Children's Tracts.......2433
Appendix IV Surviving Woodblocks........................................2439

Bibliography............................................................2443

Index of Artists and Engravers..........................................2459
Index of Publishers, Printers, and Booksellers..........................2467
Index of Authors and Titles.............................................2483