A: Mitte, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Heinrich Steinberg Issues a Catalogue of Every Kind of Supply for Lithographers and Other Printers
1891 to 1899
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The cover of Heinrich Steinberg's 1891 catalogue was masterpiece of technical chromolithographic technique and elaborate detail, printed in many colors including gold ink. On the cover a woman places a wreath over the head of Senefelder, inventor of lithography. Steinberg described himself as a factory representative and may have been a wholesaler as well as a retailer.
In 1891 Berlin dealer in equipment and supplies for lithographers and letterpress printers Heinrich Steinberg issued an illustrated catalogue, Preis-Verzeichniss über Maschinen, Utensilien und Materialien für Lithographen, Steindrucker, Graveure, etc., together with Preis-Verzeichnis über Materialien Utensilien und Maschinen für Typographie. The copy that I was fortunate to acquire must have been one of Steinberg's office copies since it contains numerous revisions in manuscript and also numerous separate letterpress and lithographed inserts. The chromolithographed cover of Steinberg's lithography supplies catalogue is a stunning example of superb chromolithography.
Among the many unusual items in this catalogue are a series of elaborate pantographs that would have been used to reproduce drawings on lithographic stones, etc.