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Looking at Old Prints
John Booth (au); Marquess of Bath (fr). The 70 prints illustrated here, together with the accompanying text, provide a fascinating insight into some of the lives, customs & achievements of the British people from the time of Queen Elizabeth I to the close of the 19th cent. The authorís intro. guides the reader through the various hand-worked techniques employed by the early printmakers & the methods used in printing them. For the intending collector there are suggestions on what to collect, the care & conservation of old prints, their possible investment value & information on how to recognize both reproductions & fakes. The main section reviews prints selected from the authorís own extensive collection, commencing with the first recorded marine print from the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1495.
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