Lot 419: "The Color Printer" by John Earhart SCARCE SIGNED ANTIQUE 1892 Hardcover History of Color Printing 1st Edition 1st Printing

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Description: SCARCE SIGNED ANTIQUE 1892 Hardcover History of Color Printing 1st Edition 1st Printing. "The Color Printer" by John Earhart. FULL TITLE: "The Color Printer: A Treatise on the Use of Colors in Typographic Printing." SIGNED HARDCOVER 1892 Earhart & Richardson 1st Edition 1st printing with Date: "1892 on title page & "Copyright 1892" & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in scan(s). Collectible SIGNED 1st Edition 1st Printing hardcover copy. VERY SCARCE IN ORIGINAL BINDING & A NICE COPY WITH A PUBLISHING CONTENT ALS LAID-IN.

"In 1892 the artist, John Franklin Earhart published "The Color Printer," in itself a tour de force of color printing (to that Time), in an edition of only 2,000 copies (unstated), requiring 1,625,000 impressions from 625 different forms."

SIGNED "JOHN F. EARHART" ON DEDICATION PAGE. Comes with ALS (Autograph Letter Signed) in pencil with nice content on the publishing of this book. ALS, 1 page in pencil, dated 6-21-40. To Mr Recht who apparently had acquired the Earhart plant & equipment. Fred says in part, "I knew John Earhart very well having erected two Huber Presses in his plant, and he was as fine a gentleman as he looks and in fact I was his first customer…" The letter is signed "FRED." More printing content follows & the writing is clear & readable throughout. The letter has one fold & the left side of the fold has separated approximately 1 inch.

John Franklin Earhart  (1853-1938) Known as a Cincinnati landscape painter, wood engraver, designer, and printer.  He learned the printer’s trade at the "Columbus Ohio State Journal." In 1880, he settled in Cincinnati and became absorbed in a lifelong investigation of color theory as applied to printing, painting and human feeling.  In 1892 he published The Color Printer, in itself a tour de force of color printing, in an edition of 2,000, requiring 1,625,000 impressions from 625 different forms. Over the years, he distilled his observation into a few basic principles of "color and contrast," as he explained in a lecture: the first being that "color is one of the most alluring and illusive mysteries in the world.  It does not exist outside the mind.  It is only a mental sensation produced by waves of light beating upon the nerves in the retina of the eye. Color may properly be called the spirit of light, light being the source of all color." In 1898, Earhart retired from the printing business and devoted himself to painting landscapes at his studio-home in Fernbank, Ohio, beside the Ohio River. His watercolors and pastels were included in the spring 1898 exhibition of the Cincinnati Art Museum, at the annual showings of the Art Institute of Chicago (beginning in 1900), and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1903.

 Profusely Illustrated with beautiful Color Plates of examples of the color printing craft. Most of the plates are in spectacular full color, showing the variety of color printing techniques as well as color theory, also including many embossed plates and 2 plates brightly printed on colored paper. Front rear end papers chipped with both endpapers completely detached, o/w internally unmarked. Binding Exterior: general handling wear/rubbed edges, especially at head/foot of spine/bumped lower right corners of front/back covers; but all lettering/decoration Bright. NO REMAINDER MARK. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE.

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