This is one a small series of extremely rare Edwardian magazines which relate to the history and process of artistic lithographic printing in Britain.
I have looked everywhere for other copies of this interesting publication without success - including specialist book dealers sites.
This one is Volume I, No.6 and it was published in June 1905 (at 119 - 125 Finsbury Pavement, London). Edited by Robert Hilton.
The cover is lithographically printed and is generic to all the issues - but printed in different colours.
This volume has lots of specialist advertisements relating to the lithographer's art and skills.
We have articles on the following subjects: The Process Classes of the Liverpool Municipal Technical School; A Decade in Colourtype; Monthly Lithographic Causerie; Modern Printing Inks and Colour Printing; A Fashion Illustration of a Man in a Top Hat. Printed in Interlayed Half Tone; Practical LIthographic Machine Management; Planography; Practical Colour Mixing in Lithography;
The lovely original 1905 lithograph is intact and in good condition. It is reminiscent of similar works at this time made by William Nicholson. It shows a group of print connoisseurs standing looking at prints in a portfolio. It was lithographed and printed by The British Colour Printing Co. Ltd - 56 Ludgate Hill, London. The design is by Hubner & Wilson - London and signed with their cypher: Kit Cat.
This print is more attractive and as such makes this issue a bit more expensive. It will look lovely framed and mounted - especially if you have a gallery selling original prints.
The publication is softbound with printed paper cover - and stapled. Considering it is over 100 years old. It is in remarkable condition- only some slight rust marks from the staples - you won't find another like it.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 22 cm.
This is probably a volume for a specialist art library or specialist researcher or art collector - a very fair price - given that it has such an attractive original lithograph bound into the issue.