[Set of chromolithography albums]

Engelmann, G. (Godefroy), 1788-1839 [Browse]
[Mulhouse : Engelmann père & fils; Paris : J. Engelmann, 1837-1855]
3 v. : ill. ; 64 cm.


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Summary note
Contents include: Album Chromolithographie, 1837 (8 plates) -- Large trade card entitled Chromolithographie ou impression lithographique en couleurs, dated 1839 -- Portraits -- Landscape and portrait proof sheets -- Uncut sheets of playing cards for various games -- Announcements -- Uncut glazed paper sheets from missals and religious texts, in the style of Medieval manuscripts -- Uncut sheets of product labels -- A series of highly decorated calendars -- Many examples of book illustrations, carte-de-visites, tobacco labels, cigar bands, illustrated writing papers, paper toys, religious cards, etc.
  • Three folio albums assembled by the firm at, or close to, the time the specimens were printed. Together they contain approximately 250 leaves with hundreds of mounted specimens and proofs that range in size from full-page folio book illustrations to samples as small as playing cards and labels. The volumes preserve specimens from the first eight years of chromolithography from the presses in Mulhouse and Paris by the inventor Godefroy Engelmann and his successors.
  • V. I contains [196] p.; v.II contains [146] p. ; v. III contains [160] p.
  • Specimens printed by Jean Engelmann (from 1842 Engelmann & Graf).
Source acquisition
GAX copy: Purchased with funds from the Rare Books Division and the Graphic Arts Collection; 2014.
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