The Engraver’s Line, with Special Additions

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The Engraver’s Line, with Special Additions
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Hessler, Gene. THE ENGRAVER'S LINE. AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PAPER MONEY & POSTAGE STAMP ART. Port Clinton, 1993; 2002 special edition. Small 4to, original green cloth, lettered in silver; jacket. x, 437, (1) pages; illustrated. Signed by the author on the title. 2 added plates with five mounted postage stamps engraved by John S. Wallace and Edward R. Felver, signed by the engravers; engraved plate by John S. Wallace tipped in; Peruvian banknote engraved by Kenneth Guy, signed by the engraver, tipped in; engraved image of Cincinnati’s Tyler Davidson fountain and intaglio $100 device laid in. Supplement laid in. Fine. One of 100 copies of a special edition produced in 2002 of this useful work, featuring an important section comprising biographies of American bank note engravers, rarely acknowledged in the standard encyclopedias, and histories of artists, sculptors, and engravers. The extra illustrations and specimens do much to emphasize the artistic qualities of these works of "everyday art."