Boston. David R. Godine. 1979.
Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, xiv+357pp, index, 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches, brown cloth covered boards (hardback), color pictorial dustjacket. Ripples from waterstaining plus small abrasions and indented lines to fore edges of dustjacket, small white flecks along fore edges of covers where paper from interior of dustjacket has stuck to cloth, slight curve to front cover and text block. Text block otherwise in very good clean condition. Published in association with the Amon Carter Museum, this is a well-written and fascinating account of the popular late 19th century printing process, discussing its practitioners, techniques and products. As such, it touches on many aspects of American life of the time. Extensive notes and bibliography. Item #25316