Reference numberRR/5/241
TitleLetter from Lionel Smith Beale, to William Sharpey, regarding printing costs of illustrations
Date11 August 1863
DescriptionEngraving woodblocks will cost £35, with an additional £15 for printing and paper, for 8 plates. Is willing to cover some of the cost himself if this is too much of an expense. Woodblocks have the advantage over lithographic plates as they are less expensive to copy from. Is experimenting with having some of the woodblocks tinted, which if successful would add an additional £1 for printing. The engraver requires three clear months for the work. Asks if the Council would permit him to cover some of the expense and then own the blocks, from which he could make additional copies as required.
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRR/5/242
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3783Beale; Lionel Smith (1828 - 1906)1828 - 1906
NA7273Sharpey; William (1802 - 1880)1802 - 1880
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