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The Reproduction Series

Hofer, Philip

Published by Harvard Library. Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Cambridge, 1941
Condition: Good Soft cover
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One of 250 copies. Wraps. 4 pages plus 3 full page reproductions of illustrations. A short work introducing the Reproduction Series from Harvard, citing a need and desire to offer various rare or interesting illustrations to the public. Hofer discusses the use of the collotype process in reproducing the illustrations, as well as the hand-coloring of the illustrations. Included in this piece are three collotype reproduced pieces: a sculptor's drawing for a frieze by Pietro di Martino titled 'Lombardo;" a hand-colored piece titled ' Regra Statutos da Ordem de Santiago' from Portugal, Herman de Kempis, 1509 (hand colored as the original was done, with noted imperfections); a hand-colored aquatint study of a fruit drawn by Turpin and engraved by Bouquet, from France ca. 1800. In GOOD to VERY GOOD condition with light creasing, fading and offsetting to the covers. Minor soiling. Interior clean and solid. Bookseller Inventory # 004723

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Title: The Reproduction Series

Publisher: Harvard Library. Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1941

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Good

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