Moscow; Leningrad: Gosizdat, 1928. 116 pp.: ill., 5 pl. 20x14 cm. In original photomontage wrappers. Very good, small tears of the wrappers and spine.
First edition. One of 3000 copies. Very rare. Mezzotint plates printed on flat machine of Kempe factory with tints from Poligraf trest.
A beautifully executed edition about intaglio printing and particularly mezzotint, the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple (Wikipedia). The author goes into detailed about the essence of the intaglio printmaking and its place in contemporary photo mechanical methods of reproduction; creating forms for printmaking and the process itself; describes machines, paper, tints, equipment as well as common mistakes and ways to fix them. Overall a great source of information, photographs and illustrations, data about the mezzotint printmaking from the beginning to the end.
Not found in Worldcat.