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THE PARTHENON ...
[Prospectus]
The Parthenon; a magazine of literature and art. Under the above title will be published, on Saturday, June 11, 1825, a weekly journal, printed from stone, (as exemplified in this prospectus), by a process, which may be called typolithography, and which unites, by one operation of the press, pictorial illustrations, or other embellishments, in the same sheet with the printed text. ...
[London]: printed from stone, at the Typolithographic Press, White Lion-court, Wych-street. Published by Black, Young, and Young, Tavistock-street, Covent-garden; and sold by all booksellers and newsmen, [1825].
3, [1] p. : [3] litho. illus. ; 22.5 cm. (8º)

Drop-head title, verso of second leaf blank. Text printed lithographically from transferred type. With three lithographic illustrations demonstrating facsimile musical notation and the pen and chalk manners of drawing on the stone. Each issue, consisting 'usually' of one sheet 'printed on fine super-royal paper, folded in octavo, and stitched in a cover', was to sell for one shilling. The prospectus states that 'Supplementary Lithographic Plates, executed in the manner of Chalk Drawings, will also be given.'. The Parthenon ran for sixteen issues from 11 June 1825 to January 1826 and was 'the first journal to be produced anywhere entirely by lithography.'. For further details see Michael Twyman, Early lithographed books (London 1990), pp. 54--57 & 306.

Binding Loose bifolium.

Reference Number 2967


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