We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

A Manual Of Lithography; Clearly Explaining The Whole Art, And The Accidents That May Happen In Printing, With The Different Methods Of Avoiding Them. Third Edition, Corrected. - To Which Is Added, (Now For The First Time Printed) Selections From The Work Of M. Brégeaut; Forming A Sequel To The Manual, And Bringing Down The Improvements In The Art To The Present Time. - Translated From The French, By C. Hullmandel, Author Of "The Art Of Drawing On Stone." -

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, And Longman, Paternoster Row., 1832.

Physical Description

xix, [1], 117, [3] p., [2] fold. pl. (incl. frontis.); 222 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.p.] - Translator's Preface (by C. Hullmandel, 1819) - Preface To The Third Edition (by C. Hullmandel) - Introduction - Contents - [Text and 1 pl.]; [colophon] - [Publishers' advertisement].

Responsibility Note

The Translator's Preface indicates that the original French text was by M. Raucourt; and the Preface To The Third Edition indicates that this edition is an abridgment and adaptation.

Both plates are signed as printed by C. Hullmandel. Both carry the publishers' imprint of Longman, Rees & Co. and the date (1833).

The text printer is named on the title page verso and in the colophon: 'Printed By A.J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.'


M. Twyman, 'Charles Joseph Hullmandel', in Lasting impressions, ed. P. Gilmour (1988), p.42-90, 362-7; M. Twyman, Lithography 1800-1850 (1970).

Summary Note

The publication-date of 1832 is given on the title page; but both plates carry the date of 1833. A Raucourt's Mémoire sur les expériences lithographiques had first been published in 1819, and Hullmandel's translation, Manual of lithography: memoir on the lithographic experiments, in 1820.

The plates show tools and presses for lithography.


The front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'F. Short' [i.e. the print-maker Sir Frank Short, R.A.]. The front pastedown carries the bookplate of the Royal Academy, which is inscribed in ink, 'Presented by Miss D. Short.'

Binding Note

19th-century green cloth; damaged paper spine-label lettered ' ... Manual ... Lithography'.


Lithography - Techniques - Lithographic presses - France - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Manuals - Instructional materials - Translations from French - Translations into English - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


L. R. Brégeaut
Charles Joseph Hullmandel, translator, lithographic printer
Antoine Raucourt, Mémoire sur les expériences lithographiques
Abraham John Valpy, printer
Sir Frank Short RA, previous owner
Miss Dorothea Short, previous owner, donor
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, publisher