|Description||Rix notes that Pearson has marked two out of his three plates for alteration, but as they are not ordinary lithography but are engraved, that is impossible. They could transfer them to a lithographic stone and print from that, but while they do not mind the additional expense, he would lose all the advantage of of having engraved the plates - the lines would be thicker and less sharp. Minor alterations to numerals etc can be done but the smoothing of the curves is what presents the difficulty.|
He asks that Pearson let him know whether he wishes to retain the plates as they are, with their 'sharpness and delicacy' intact, or whether he would prefer to sacrifice it in favour of having the curve rectified. If he prefers the latter, Rix asks that he marks on the spare proofs exactly where the curves should come.