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The History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers and an Account of Newspapers by  Isaiah; edited by Marcus A. McCorison Thomas - Signed First Edition - 1970 - from About Books and Biblio.co.uk

The History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers and an Account of Newspapers

by Thomas, Isaiah; edited by Marcus A. McCorison

Condition: Fine condition/Fine slipcase


Barre, Massachusetts: Imprint Society, 1970. A beautiful copy of this LEAFBOOK that appears unread. SEE PHOTOS. Fine condition in a Fine slipcase (NO dust jacket, as issued). Sharp corners. NO fading. Square and tight. Fresh, crisp, clean, and unmarked -- apparently never read. Limited to 1,950 numbered copies. SIGNED by the EDITOR, Marcus A. McCorison. With an original leaf from the first edition of 1810 tipped-in. Expertly edited by Marcus McCorison from the 1874 2nd revised edition, with his informative notes. Well designed and printed from type at the Stinehour Press. 1970. First Edition Thus. This Imprint Society edition is a much, much more attractive and better-made book than the cheap Weathervane reprint. From the editor's Preface: "There are very few books of a historical nature which deserve republication after 160 years of existence. Isiah Thomas's HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA is one of them. His book is still the beginning point for most investigations into the history of American printing, for he provides the tantalizing clues for which his successors have built their own studies. Further, his personal knowledge of many of the people and events which he describes in a frank and unadorned manner makes excellent and often amusing reading." Bound in the original blue cloth, stamped in bright gold on the spine. Complete with original tan slipcase on which is mounted a facsimile of the 1810 first edition's title page. 6.75" wide by 10.25" tall by 2.5" thick. Chalmers 155.. SIGNED by the EDITOR. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Fine condition/Fine slipcase. xxii, 651pp. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.




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