Item #17660 Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography. Steven CHAYT, Meryl Chayt.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.
Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.

Collotype: Being a History-Practicum-Bibliography.

Winter Haven, Florida: Anachronic Editions, 1983. One of eighty-five copies. Signed in pencil on the colophon by the Chayts. This is the only work, that we know of, devoted completely and exclusively to this very important photographic and printing process, invented in 1856 by the French photographer, chemist, and engineer Alphonse Poitevin, and appreciated for its very rich results. Text illustrations, plates (nyloprint engravings made at Anachronic Editions). Printed on dampened Penshurst & Langley handmade paper on a Washington handpress and a Vandercook proof press. Slight wear to glassine. A fine copy. Green cloth boards with natural linen spine. In the glassine dust jacket. Small folio. [12], [106] pp. Item #17660

Steven and Meryl Chayt were a couple from Pasadena (who were quite young when this book was produced) that were devoted to every aspect of the printing arts. They published modern poetry under the imprint Anachronic Editions, but spent most of their time and energy writing works like Collotype and A Ludlow Anthology (1986), which they printed in very small editions. They subsequently gave up printing and work in public education in Florida.

OCLC records fifty-five copies of this book in libraries. Considering that the edition is only eighty-five copies, there are not many chances to purchase a copy of this book, and it is indeed very scarce in commerce.

Price: $2,500.00

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