Flint, William Russell. Hard Cover. London: P. & D. Colnaghi, 1957. Limited. Near Fine.
Catalogue raisonné by Harold J. L. Wright. Illustrated with original dry point "Manolita" signed Flint as a frontispiece. Limited edition of 135 numbered copies. Signed by Flint on the limitation page. Publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; blue cloth slipcase. Near fine, with a hint of light toning to the spine, else fine; in a fine slipcase. A lovely copy. Etchings and Dry Points is a catalogue raisoneé of the Scottish artist William Russell Flint's dry points and etchings from 1914-1954. A definitive reference text for these prints, Etchings and Dry Points chronicles the different proof and published states of Flint's dry points and etchings and includes high quality reproductions to illustrate the issue points. Flint, who is recognized for his work in dry point, reflects on his affinity for the medium in the preface: "Printing a copper plate is a gently stimulating and only partly repetitive occupation. To me it was always a change of work almost as good as a holiday." In addition to Wright's bibliographic text, Etchings and Dry Points contains Flints' notes on his inspirations for and memories of creating the discussed prints. Etching and dry point are intaglio printmaking processes that involves incising lines into the surface of the plate to create grooves to hold ink and print lines when passed through a hand press, but they are created through such different processes that their end results look strikingly different. Specifically, etching is a process in which an artist uses an etching needle to draw an image on a plate through a coat of resin and then dipping the plate into an acid bath, while dry point involves drawing directly onto the plate with a needle, creating a burr that gives the lines a fuzzy look in the final print.