The Book of Fine Prints


by Carl Zigrosser. Crown, $5.00.
To have published this comprehensive, profusely illustrated, and handsomely produced history of prints and printmaking for the price of five dollars is an economic tour de force in this day of inflated costs. Carl Zigrosser, Curator of Prints at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has written an authoritative and engrossing text, which covers the subject from the first “rubbings" made in China more than ten centuries ago to the etchings, lithographs, engravings, and other prints of today. The text is followed by 600 admirable reproductions of great prints in private and public collections. An outstanding art book.