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    The Complete Run of the Philadelphia Sketch Club Portfolio, with Fifty-Five Lithographs

    [American Lithography]. Philadelphia Sketch Club Portfolio. Philadelphia: Taylor & Smith, January - December, 1874. Twelve parts in eleven folio issues, all published. Approximately 14.25 x 11.25 inches. With a total of fifty-five lithographed plates, some tinted. Original publisher's printed wrappers. Wrappers detached and worn, plates loose (as issued), some ink notations. Still, a very good copy of this rare and fragile item. Artists include: A. B. Frost, W. H. Lippincott, T. P. Chandler, and many more.
    "These plates are printed for the Sketch Club by Mr. Alfred Dickes, No. 125 South Fourth Street, through the medium of phto-lithography [sic]. The fidelity with which sketches, plans, maps, etchings &c may be reproduced (either in an enlarged or reduced form) by this method together with the comparatively small cost, renders it invaluable to artists, architects, surveyors, and in fact all who may have need of duplicate copies of any such work." (From the inner rear wrapper of issue I). From the collection of Zita Books.


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    October, 2014
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