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Engraver's Notebook and Sketchbook

Christian Gobrecht, notebook and sketchbook, ca. 1806-1823.

Gobrecht (1785-1844) was an engraver and die-sinker as well as a producer of type punches for type founders. This notebook contains diagrams and specification for type apparatus as well as instructions for various types of gilding and remarks on aquatinting. Also included are designs for an organ.
Purchased from Charles B. Wood III. John Thomas Lee Fund.

-Thomas Knoles, Curator of Manuscripts

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