"A complete & fully illustrated description of etching, drypoint, soft-ground etching, aquatint & their allied arts, together with technical notes upon their own work by many of the leading etchers of the present time." - front matter
Lumsden follows each step in the creation of etchings, from essential materials to completed proof. Figures illustrate each phase (50+), and 24 annotated plates exemplify every technique. The title also includes a rich historical survey of the art, illustrated by 105 additional plates.