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Photogravure is one of fine art photography’s most beautiful printing methods and in 1876, when this book was produced was absolutely cutting edge.
Photogravure printing is a method of printing high quality images using photographic and etching techniques. The basic process is the photographic transfer an image to a metal plate - which is then etched on the plate and printed. Photogravures are simply exquisite. They are made with the finest engraving inks on the finest of paper, and will outlast any other type of photograph by centuries because they are as permanent as any engraving. For they are engravings that appear to be chemical photographs - but are much more beautiful. For
this subtle process renders images in a range of warm blacks and greys and is the perfect medium for the wonderful cut out silhouettes by Jane E Cook, 1867-1928 which illustrate this gorgeous and amusing book.
This volume has the publishers wonderful cloth binding with designs stamped on it and black and gold - and deserves to be displayed - cover proudly outwards - but then so do the photogravures ... decisions, decisions decisions.
A nice large size 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches, 47 pages.
In very nice condition - just the occasional foxing mark and some thumbing to the leaves. Tiny amount of rubbing to boards ... please see image.
The Witches Frolic & The Bagman's Dog Antique Book 1876 Thomas INGOLDSBY + 8 Photogravure Silhouette Pages by Jane Cook
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