[European Hand Firearms of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century:] 'Two Holster Pistols, One Well Mounted with Silver Medallions on Brass, the Other with Silver, and Hammerless Pistols, the Flint-Holder Contained within the Barrel.' [ORIGINAL COLLOTYPE PRINT].
London, Charles Whittingham and Griggs (Printers), 1923. Original single-sheet collotype print of fine quality. Overall size ca. 30 x 24 cm. Very good.
¶ First, limited edition, printed on heavy paper with very wide margins. Collotype is one of the most accurate and attractive methods of photomechanical tonal printing processes. Highly skilled and expensive process, it cannot produce more than a limited number of impressions. It has been used for single-sheet prints and luxury portfolios, and since the 1950s has been abandoned by all except a few small specialist firms. Preserved in pH-balanced, acid-free archival paper.
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