Order Nr. 8166 THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING. John F. Earhart.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.
THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.

THE COLOR PRINTER, A TREATISE ON THE USE OF COLORS IN TYPOGRAPHIC PRINTING.

  • Cincinnati: Earhart & Richardson, 1892.
  • 4to.
  • original green cloth stamped in colors and gilt, with emblem of three ink balls on front cover and spine, marbled edges.
  • 137 pages with 90 plates in full color.

Price: $1,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 8166

First and only edition. (St. Bride Cat. p.284). Presentation page signed by Earhart. Covers rubbed with worn spots at tips and along edges. Very minor moisture stain caused by a cup on the front board. Professionally rebacked and recased. Overall in great restored condition. A magnificent book on color printing with sections on printing two color mixtures, three color mixtures, mixed colors, half tone colors, tints, harmony of colors, combinations of colors and gold ink on colored enameled papers, metallic colors, specimens of embossing patterns, tint blocks, etc. Illustrated with 90 plates of the most dramatic examples of color printing with corresponding text that provide helpful hints on successful application.

A true manual, Earhart's book offers information on colored inks, process of mixing colors, tints, half tones, composition, best presses, rollers, and papers to use in the color process, methods of embossing and a dictionary of terms. Earhart and Richardson were some of the finest color printers in America during the 19th century and had both the skill and patience to produce color images using as many as 37 inks printed in six pulls through the press. In his description of Earhart's book David Pankow called the work a "landmark" manual and that most of the plates "are intended to show color harmonies and how tints in various strengths could be combined. Incredibly he was able to produce more than 1,000 distinct color and tint values from just twelve stock inks." From the library of Daniel Berkeley Updike. Pankow, David. The Printer's Manual, p. 64. (289).