Title Penrose’s Pictorial Annual: The Process Year Book 1911-1912, Vol. 17 [Printing]
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London A.W. Penrose and Company Ltd. 1912
Seller ID 1924
Green cloth with black and grey spine and cover titles and decorations, advertising endpapers, intaglio frontis of the Mona Lisa, xii 224 pp. plus an 80-page section of plates and an 87-page section of advertising (all printing related) at the back, with numerous additional plates interspersed with the text. A lovely copy with light wear to the corners and head of the spine, and heavier wear to the foot of the spine. Numerous technical articles on the printing trade, including Alphonse Louis Poitevon and his work, charts for screen operating, economy in color-proofing, “electrotype hysteria,” grain in collotype, half-tone posters, letterpress and lithographic printing as one indivisible trade, photography and airplanes, poetic photography, reproduction of steel plate engravings, wedding of photogravure and lithography, “thoughts of an American printer,” etc., etc. Heavily, and beautifully illustrated – in black and white and color – in a variety of printing styles that act as commercial samples from a number of printing houses. Includes one leaf with four printed fabric swatches and a number of printing-related ads.