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In this episode, we delve into the delicate process of creating a book by engraving on to copper plates and then printing from these plates on to paper.
We also learn about a completely engraved book - a very unusual, painstaking and expensive endeavour that was financially supported by and created for an elite English audience.
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Horace. Quinti Horatii Flacci opera, Volume 2, 1733. Click to see in detail on Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Thomas Gray. Designs by Mr. R. Bentley, for six poems by T. Gray, 1753. Click to see in detail on Kura Heritage Collections Online.
Engraved books reading list
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