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Re: Inquiry re chromotypographs and photographs in the in-8 Hetzels

From: Arthur B. Evans <aevans2~at~tds.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:02:00 -0400
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

Hi Terry,

I don't think any scholar has done a comprehensive inventory of these. Most
studies of Verne's illustrations (like those listed in Note 13 and the Works
Cited of my article on Zvi's site at http://jv.gilead.org.il/evans/illustr/)
don't seem to distinguish between "gravures," "dessins," "illustrations,"
and "chromotypographies" when discussing them.

I'm not sure when the "chromotypographies" began appearing in the in-8
Hetzel editions, but I would guess that it wasn't until the late 1880s or
early 1890s. Somebody who has a complete collection of Hetzel octavos might
be able to pin this down for you, as well as the exact number of "chromos"
appearing in each later novel.

All best,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Harpold" <tharpold~at~english.ufl.edu>
To: "Jules Verne Forum Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>
Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 4:01 PM
Subject: Inquiry re chromotypographs and photographs in the in-8 Hetzels

> Dear colleagues,
> Can anyone on the list recommend a study -- an article or book, in
> English or French -- of the chromotypographs and photographs used as
> illustrations in the Hetzel grands octavos? Is there a comprehensive list
> anywhere of the works in which chromotypographs and photographs appeared?
> My impression is that they became more common in the later works, but I
> am not sure of this...
> Regards,
> TH
> ----------------------------------------------
> Terry Harpold
> Assistant Professor
> Department of English
> University of Florida
> <tharpold~at~acm.org>
> <tharpold~at~english.ufl.edu>
> <http://www.english.ufl.edu/~tharpold>
> "Reading in no way obliges you to understand."
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