A Complete Course of Lithography, containing clear and explicit instructions in all the different branches and manners of that art. Accompanied by illustrative specimens of drawings to which is prefixed a history of lithogrpahy, from its origin to the present time. With a preface by Frederic Von Schlichtegroll. Translated from the original German, by A. S.
A reprint of the 1819 English edition, with additional 31 plates from the first French and German editions.
"Alois Senefelder's invention of lithography at the end of the eighteenth century reshaped the course of graphic arts. A Complete Course of Lithography is Senefelder's own story of his early struggles to develop and popularize the medium, as well as amazingly thorough technical manual describing the process in all its aspects and applications."--front flap
Table of Contents:
Part 1. History of the Art of Lithography:
From 1796 to 1800 -- From 1800 to 1806 -- From 1806 to 1817
Part 2. Art of Lithography, containing instructions in the different branches and manners of this new art:
Introduction to the Lithographic Art --
General Rules and Observations --
Description and Qualities of the Stones --
Rubbing down and Polishing ditto --
Assorting of ditto --
On Ink, Chalk, Etching-Ground, and Colours --
On Acids, and other Compositions, to Prepare the Stone --
On the Necessary Instruments and Utensils --
On Different Sorts of Paper, &c. --
On Presses --
On Different Manners of Lithography.