Philadelphia, 1837. 4 1/2 x 7 1/2. Frontis, title, 372 pages + 8 pages of Index & Directions to the Binder + 4 plates. Illustrations (type specimens, lay of the case, imposition diagrams) in the text. The plates and title page are on a clay-finished paper. Original brown calf covers with a sympathetic recent leather spine. Occasional foxing. A very good copy from the libraries of W. W. Pasko and Ned Thompson. Item #6619
First edition of this classic American printers' manual, with emphasis on American handpresses-- Ruthven, Ramage, Washington, & Wells--and newly introduced mechanica appartauses. JPHS E18, Bigmore & Wyman I, 3. W. W. Pasko wrote the still invaluable "American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking" (1894). The few pencil notations in this copy may be his. Edmund B. Thompson was the prop. of Hawthorn House press.