Themes in Aquatint

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1978. Limited First Edition. Hardcover. One of 500 copies, folio size, [112] pp., with original prospectus and sample plate, and a notice from the publisher. Fine / near fine. Item #CNBR029

A significant illustrated study of the aquatint medium for book illustration, by antiquarian bookseller and bibliorapher Colin Franklin, who is also the author of "The Private Presses" and is considered an authority on the subject. The book was designed by John Dreyfus and printed at the Curwen Press, the first Book Club publication to be produced entirely in England.

___DESCRIPTION: Quarter red cloth, and Cockerell marbled paper over boards, title in gilt to backstrip, white paper dust jacket, sixteen numbered plates including frontis (not included in pagination), Bell monotype type, machine made paper, folio 14 1/2" by 9 3/8", [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-103 [104] pp., limited first edition, one of 500 copies, with original prospectus and sample plate, and a notice from the publisher regarding a delay.

___CONDITION: A fine copy, like new; dust jacket is near fine with a hint of age toning and some minor chipping to top-edge, otherwise still quite clean and bright; overall a lovely example.

___CITATION: BCC no. 160.

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Price: $100.00

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