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Die Entdeckung des Naturselbstdruckes - AUER, Alois von Welsbach - 1854. 
Kaiserliche-königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1854 - 4o, 75 pp, 19 plates (one double page), 4 ff of facsimiles. Cont. cloth backed marbled boards, spine gilt (occasional minor foxing and dampstaining to plates, some rubbing of paper on the binding, blind stamp of the previous owner on the title page). Good copy of 'The Discovery of the Nature Printing-Process' by Austrian printer Alois Auer, inventor of Naturselbstdruck, described and illustrated here. Plants, rocks, laces etc were impressed upon lead or into gum and subsequently the image was transfered to paper 'without the aid of drawing and engraving'. The invention is described in German, English, French, and Italian. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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