American Encyclopedia of Printing.
Philadelphia, 1871. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2. Chromolithographed frontis, xv, 512 pages + plus 19 plates, one double page. Original green cloth,gilt. Tips worn through; some wear at spine ends, but very good. Item #18900
An excellent technical dictionary covering all aspects of printing and, with Pasko, a primary source of information about the development of the printing industry in 19th century America. Text is profusely illustrated and the plates are mostly chromolithographs or lithographs by Duval & Hunter and include a marvelous chromo of a Columbian as frontis; a leaf of raised printing for the blind, color chart, double page chromo of a Gutenberg Bible leaf, multi-colored page of rule, and 3 plates of actual watermarks. Bigmore & Wyman II, 259.
Provenance: Geo. E. Patten (or Pattern) 1874.