Lot 18: (BOOK ARTS / PRINTING.) Ives, Frederic Eugene. Specimens of Color Plates and Printing.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (BOOK ARTS / PRINTING.) Ives, Frederic Eugene. Specimens of Color Plates and Printing. Portrait frontispiece of Ives, signed and dated march 29, ''05, title-page illustration, and 16 plates. One page of introductory text. Thin 8vo, original stapled silver-lettered black paper wrappers, light edgewear. New York: Ives Process Co., circa 1905
Notes: scarce company brochure signed by ives, inventor of the 3-color printing process known as the "Ives Process," and pioneer of half-tone printing as well as color photography. The images show color plates taken directly from decorative objects, nature subjects, artworks, and minerals.