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[PRINTING HISTORY - LITHOGRAPHY.]
[DROP HEAD TITLE.] SENEFELDER O SUBLIME INVENTOR DO ARTE LITHOGRAPHICA. nasceu em Praga, no anno de 1772. Tendo recebido uma educação esmirada e ficando orphão ... n.p. but possibly Lisbon, n.d. but believed to be ca.
1885. Large 8vo, ff. [6] including wrappers; in lithograph throughout reproducing a manuscript text in facsimile; with small vignette of Senefelder in red on upper wrapper, full page lithograph in red entitled 'Estudo a pincel' (brush study), a double page lithograph of Granada, full page lithograph in blue on rear wrapper of entitled 'Orapar dos jornaes' (Newspaper Seller), and with further vignettes incorporated into three page borders; lightly browned and soiled throughout due to paper quality; A scarce and appealing pamphlet, seemingly privately printed, and executed entirely in lithograph: we have so far been unable to locate any other copies or mentions of it. It is our belief, however, that it was one of a small number of similar items produced by various leading Portuguese lithographers in order to raise funds for victims of the devastating Andalusian earthquake which had killed over 1200 near Granada on December 25th 1884. Although the present example has so far been unlocated, the Portuguese National Library record a collaborative work on the same theme 'Senefelder: numero unico collaborado pelos lithographos da Imprensa Nacional e offerecido á Commissão executiva da imprensa em auxilio dos povos da Andaluzia' published by the 'Imprensa Nacional' in Lisbon in 1885. For this title, five lithographers of the Imprensa, David Corarri, Zephirino Brandão, José Miguel dos Santos, Cypriano Jardim, and João Augusto Barata, jointly produced a work commemorating the work work of Alois Senefelder (1771-1834) to raise funds for the earthquake victims. At the time, chromolithog … [Click Below for Full Description]
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