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Distributed for The Grolier Club

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Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books

This beautiful hardcover catalog, which traces the history of American color plate books and printmaking, accompanied the 1999 Grolier Club exhibition.

120 pages | 77 color plates | 9 x 11

Art: American Art

Library Science and Publishing: Publishing


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Table of Contents

Introduction
Beginnings 1800-1825
The Study of Nature 1817-1857
Native Americans 1835-1894
The Audubons 1840-1870
Fashion and Sentiment 1813-1885
House and Home 1860-1890
Color in the Aid of Science 1825-1880
Exotica 1839-1886
The Golden Age of Chromolithography 1862-1897
The End of the Century 1884-1900

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