Engraving: Its Origin, Processes, and History
by Henri Delaborde
Publisher: Cassel & Co. 1886
Number of pages: 380
Engraving, in the strict sense of the word, is no invention due to modern civilization. But many centuries elapsed before man acquired the art of multiplying printed copies from a single original, to which art the name of engraving has been extended, so that nowadays the word signifies the operation of producing a print.
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