Title: Practical Half-Tone and Tri-Color Engraving
Author: (Arthur) A. C. Austin
Description: Rare. 1898. Green cloth, beveled boards. Illustrated. Front and rear free endpapers are missing. 15 plates (b/w and color). It looks like it may be missing one plate. Includes a pocket on the inside of the rear board containing a perforated sheet with three rows of rectangles: black plus the tri-tone colors.
The author's detailed step-by-step instructions and practical methods of half-tone and tri-color reproduction that he used in his own professional practice. Concludes with 13 pages of advertisements for "leading manufacturers of Machinery, Lenses, Cameras, Printing Presses, Process Plates, Screens, Electric Lamps and other necessities," including the author's own business located at 50 Bond Street in New York City. Contents: I) Practical Half-Tone Engraving: The Diaphragm, The Lens and other Tools, The Chemicals, The Operations of Negative Making, The Etching; Dodges. II) Tri-Color Work: The Theory, The Color Negatives, The Half Tone Tri-Color Negatives, The Dry Process of Etching, General Formula, Collotype, Reversing Mirrors, Process of Producing Illustrations. III) Useful Tables. One of the plates is a photograph of the "Officers and Executive Committee National Association of Photo Engravers, 1897-98," ten men posing on a river dock, with names, positions, and their respective cities given.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Professional Photographer Publishing Co.
Place: Buffalo, NY
Size: 8.75 x 6.25 inches.
Pages: 158 pages.
Keywords: photoengraving, color photography, halftone process, three-color process,
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