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Early English lithography

Early English lithography

31st January 2024

Like many colleagues in the trade, I’m currently gearing up for the California book fair next week. One thing I shall be exhibiting in San Francisco is this, Henry Bernard Chalon’s (1770–1849) ‘famous stone of Wild Horses’ (Man, p. 107), his only early lithograph, for Vollweiler’s Specimens of Polyautography (Part III, 1806; see below).  ‘The […]

A print with a flap

A print with a flap

14th September 2023

Tomorrow will see booksellers and bibliophiles heading to the York book fair. I can’t go this year, but thought I’d share the following which came in recently: ‘Drawn on Stone by F[rederick]. Mackenzie’, it’s a lithograph entitled Interior of York Minster from the Nave.  Shewing the Screen of the Choir in the Situation to which […]

Ladies who lithograph

Ladies who lithograph

24th January 2022

For some time, I’ve been aware that lithography seems to have been a useful medium for amateur women artists in the nineteenth century. I blogged once before about one such artist, Josepha Hart Gulston, and I thought I’d share a couple more examples I recently came across. This volume, entitled ‘Morning Hymn’ on the cover […]

Buckinghamshire interest

Buckinghamshire interest

28th July 2021

I was born and bred in Buckinghamshire (tomorrow in fact will be Buckinghamshire Day) and my family, on my mother’s side, has roots in the county going back well into the eighteenth century, if not earlier. So, as one might imagine, I have an interest in books relating to the county. I have written before […]

Illustrations of the Drama

Illustrations of the Drama

22nd July 2021

As I wrote last week, I am currently cataloguing new material for a Theatre list, which will go out next month. I love lithography, and so was particularly interested in researching this, from 1823: It’s an apparently unrecorded publication: four fine large hand-coloured lithograph portraits of four leading performers of the day, each accompanied by […]

Freischutzism

Freischutzism

8th July 2020

A few years ago, I wrote about an early piece of English lithographed music, from the 1820s. As I said at the time, British music publishers largely neglected lithography in the first four decades of the nineteenth century, but it did serve its purpose well for William Hawkes Smith’s privately-printed music with his own illustrations […]