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The Art of Etching: A Complete & Fully Illustrated Description of Etching, Drypoint, Soft-Ground, Etching Aquatint & Their Allied Arts, together with technical notes upon their own work by many of the leading etchers of the present time. With 208 Illustrations & Four Original Etchings by the Author.
Seeley, Service & Co., London, 1925. Number 73 of the sumptuous Edition de Luxe, limited to 150 copies, of which 145 copies were for sale - and in its original near fine dustwrapper. Includes four original etchings by the author - 2 signed and 2 initialed by E.S. Lumsden. Pale blue cloth with quarter oatmeal linen over & white label ( a spare is pasted in to the rear board). Top edges gilt, bottom & fore-edges rough cut, marbled lilac end papers. Minuscule rubbing to bottom corners. 208 b&w illustrations excluding the four original signed tipped-in etchings. 376pp incl notes and index. A heavy book for its size, proof of the high quality paper stock used. Quite superb & very rare in such beautiful condition in its original dustwrapper. Woulkd make a stunning present for the etcher who has everything! Biographical note on the author "Ernest Stephen Lumsden, (born London, 22 December 1883, died Edinburgh, 29 September 1948) was a distinguished painter, noted etcher and authority on etching. He studied at Reading Art School from 1889 under Frank Morley Fletcher and briefly at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1903. In 1908 he accepted an appointment at the Edinburgh College of Art, where he taught for a few years. He traveled several times to India between 1912 and 1927 and is noted for his prints of Benares on the River Ganges. Between 1905 and 1946 E.S. Lumsden produced some 350 etchings most of which are represented in a collection held in the Burnaby Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada. He always printed his own plates. Lumsden was elected an associate of the Royal Society … [Click Below for Full Description]
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