University of Virginia Library

Search this document 
The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

expand sectionA. 
expand sectionB. 
expand sectionC. 
expand sectionD. 
collapse sectionE. 
2702. ENGRAVING, New method.—
expand sectionF. 
expand sectionG. 
expand sectionH. 
expand sectionI. 
expand sectionJ. 
expand sectionK. 
expand sectionL. 
expand sectionM. 
expand sectionN. 
expand sectionO. 
expand sectionP. 
expand sectionQ. 
expand sectionR. 
expand sectionS. 
expand sectionT. 
expand sectionU. 
expand sectionV. 
expand sectionW. 
expand sectionX. 
expand sectionY. 
expand sectionZ. 

expand section 
expand section 

2702. ENGRAVING, New method.—

One new invention in the arts is worth mentioning.
It is a mixture of the arts of engraving
and printing, rendering both cheaper.
Write or draw anything on a plate of brass
with the ink of the inventor, and in half an
hour he gives you engraved copies of it, so
perfectly like the original that they could not
be suspected to be copies. His types for printing
a whole page are all in one solid piece. An
author, therefore, only prints a few copies of his
work, from time to time, as they are called for.
This saves the loss of printing more copies
than may possibly be sold, and prevents an
edition from being ever exhausted.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. i, 534. Ford ed., iv, 197.
(P. 1786)