Concise Account of Lithography: Or the Art of Printing from Stone, with Suitable Directions. Ruthven's Patent Lithographic Process

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J. Stokes, 1821 - Lithography - 16 pages
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Page 6 - ... Senefelder, Inventor of the Art of Lithography and Chemical Printing." How highly the publisher estimated the importance of the invention may be gathered from his advertisement prefixed to the volume. He says — "In the first place, the art itself appeared to me of the highest utility. By means of it the Painter, the Sculptor, and the Architect are enabled to hand down to posterity as many fac-similes of their original sketches as they please. What a wide and beneficial field is here opened...
Page 6 - The collector or antiquarian is enabled to multiply his originals, and the amateur the fruits of his leisure hours. The portrait painter can gratify his patron by supplying him with as many copies as he wishes to have of a successful likeness. Men in office may obtain copies of the most important despatches or documents, without a moment's delay, and without the necessity of confiding in the fidelity of secretaries...
Page 6 - The portrait painter can gratify his patrons by supplying him with as many copies as he wishes to have of a successful likeness. Men in office can obtain copies of the most important despatches or documents, without a moment's delay, and without the necessity of confiding in the fidelity of secretaries or clerks; the merchant and the man of business, to whom time is often of the most vital importance, can, in an instant, preserve what copies they may want of their accounts and tables. In short, there...
Page 3 - God grant that it may soon spread all over the world ; that it may prove useful to mankind, and contribute to their improvement; and that it may never be abused to any dishonourable or wicked purpose, and I shall then never cease to bless the hour in which I invented it.
Page 6 - ... enabling them to obtain fac similes of their drawings. From the most sincere conviction of its utility, and not any motive of vanity, I have thus detailed in a brief manner the various advantages of transfer-printing ; it would indeed be an easy matter, by expatiating on these advantages, to fill a whole book. I wish from the bottom of my heart to gain friends to this manner, and to point out the various important purposes to which it may be applied, in order that clever artists may devote themselves...
Page 13 - Press ; and лге were satisfied with approximating, in some instances, according to the different sorts of work, to something like perfection. I make no doubt, however, that in the course of time this obstacle will be removed likewise, when Lithography, from the rapidity of its progressive improvement, shall be honoured with the attention of the most skilful mechanics, who, however, if they wish to produce any thing distinguished, must first begin to study the technical part of Lithograpy.
Page 13 - It must press uniformly upon all parts of the stone, and, consequently, give impressions free from all defects. 3. The press must be strong enough to give sufficient pressure.— 4 With this quality, it must also have the greatest possible quickness and expedition ; and, 5. Be easily worked, so as not to fatigue the printers too much.
Page 14 - RUTHVEN, and furnished by you, for the use of the Lithographic department attached to this office, far exceeds my most sanguine expectations. I am decidedly of...
Page 14 - Complete Course.' " Having devoted several years to the practical part of Lithography, during...

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