India proof

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • India proof (Engraving) a proof impression from an engraved plate, taken on India paper.
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Usage

In literature:

A cement which is proof against boiling acids may be made by a composition of India rubber, tallow, lime and red lead.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The Spaniards in America, the Portuguese in India, are proofs of the sad results produced by such mixtures.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
Also a limited edition on large Japanese paper, with India proofs and a duplicate set of the plates.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
But it was India which gave the most striking proof against the specialization of national industry.
"The Conquest of Bread" by Peter Kropotkin
Royal 4to, India Proofs (very few left), published at 4l.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
Proofs on India Paper.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
Nearly every plate is in proof state, generally before letters, and the majority on India paper.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
India proof portrait of Locker inserted; and India proof illustration at page 102.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
The plates are all proofs on India paper, many in duplicate, proofs before letters.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
Folio, half-bound boards, India Proofs, 21s.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
Could books be printed on india rubber and bound in water-proof cloth?
"Atlantic Classics" by Various
Folio, half-bound boards, India Proofs, 21s.
"The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories" by Grant Allen
Of this plate it is believed that only a few "proofs upon India paper" were thrown off for presents.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 113, December 27, 1851" by Various
We have many early proofs that India possessed an indigenous breed of hunting-dogs of noble and somewhat fierce character.
"Sagas from the Far East" by Various
The animal hospitals of India have been frequently quoted, and with some reason, as a proof of the tender mercy of the country.
"Beast and Man in India" by John Lockwood Kipling
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