Title Some Practical Hints on Wood-Engraving, for the Instruction of Reviewers and the Public
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Edition First Edition
Size 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Publisher Boston, MA, U.S.A. Lee and Shepard 1879
Seller ID 007847
Set in electrotype in Boston, Mass. Bound in the USA. Dark brown buckram hardboard binding, with gilt-stamped lettering and design. A bit of rubbing along the gutters, spine head and tail, and edges, and a scarcely visible stain to the upper front corner but on the whole a clean binding. 7 x 5.5 inches. The text block is firmly bound in. Brown paper pastedowns. 91 numbered pages, and with four attractive B&W full-page plates and several smaller illustrations and vignettes. Pages lightly age-faded throughout. Previous owner name and date in pencil to a front FEP. Else a very clean and tight volume, with moderate evidence of shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. A Very Good Minus copy. This is a work on the subject of wood-engraving and commercial reproductive processes, written by William James Linton [1812-1897]. Linton, an English-American engraver, had immigrated to the USA in 1867. He resisted the "new school" of engravers coming to the fore in the 1870s and 1880s. In that regard his book may be considered a somewhat polemical and ill-tempered work in defense of older wood-engraving methods.