Lithographic stone


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lithographic stone a yellowish, compact, fine-grained, slaty limestone used in lithography
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. lithos, a stone, graphein, to write.


In literature:

The last and most striking of these novelties is "the feathered fossil" from the lithographic stone of Solenhofen.
"The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man" by Charles Lyell
Impressions taken from a lithographic stone are perfectly flat and smooth, the surface of the paper being neither raised nor depressed.
"What Philately Teaches" by John N. Luff
These, in their turn, are again transferred to as many lithographic stones.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Most of the lithographic stone in use is obtained in Bavaria.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
This burr is got by rubbing the knife on the lithographic stone on which the paring is done.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
The heathen in his blindness bows down to wood and stone; especially to a wood-cut or a lithographic stone.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
It has trade in wood, charcoal, lithographic and other stone.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
He manufactured Bank of France thousand-franc notes and foreign bonds, and even used lithographic stones to imitate the water-mark.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
Lithographic stone occurs in the Pyrenees.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
On the wall was a chromo lithograph of a girl clinging to a wave-swept pillar of stone.
"The Sheriff of Badger" by George B. Pattullo
Solenhofen, lithographic stone of, 260.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
Lithographic stones vary in hardness, colour and grain.
"The Essentials of Illustration" by T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
The industries of the town include bootmaking, brewing and the production of lithographic stones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
A lithographic stone or piece of marble will serve as a bed upon which to pare the leather.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
Lay them in convenient positions on a well-polished dry stone, and run them through the lithographic press with a light yet firm pressure.
"Practical Lithography" by Alfred Seymour
In printing the stone the usual precautions required in every form of lithographic printing must be observed.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
The celebrated lithographic stone of Solenhofen in Bavaria belongs to the upper portion of this system.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
Joseph Dixon, in 1854, was the first to use organic matter and bichromate of potash upon stone to produce a photo-lithograph.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn