RBS Illustration Packet 5b S149 “Effect of inking on woodcuts.” Nine enclosures containing specimens from Il secondo libro delle prediche del reverendiss. Monsignor Cornelio Musso.
Giolito de’ Ferrari,
This illustration packet is one of hundreds used in RBS courses. Each packet typically contains 13 specimens of a particular illustration process, often taken from broken or defective books. This packet, “Effect of inking on woodcuts,” is meant to provide additional context for how woodcuts were printed. It contains disbound leaves from a book printed in Venice in 1580 by the firm of Giolito de’ Ferrari along with leaves from a later production using the same woodblocks. Together, they show how differences in inking and printing on the common press affected the look of the printed page.
From the collection of Rare Book School