On July 3, 1886, in the composing room of the New York Tribune, an historic event took place.
Keepsake issued by the Mergenthaler Company to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the invention of Ottmar Mergenthaler's linotype machine. Mergenthaler commissioned John DePol to do a wood-engraving of this scene as a broadside to be inserted in this brochure.
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NEW CASTLE, A BRIEF ENCOUNTER.
by Macgregor, Miriam
Printed in an edition limited to only 100 numbered and signed copies of which this is one of the 75 regular copies (this copy is out of series). A beautiful illustrated book on New Castle, Delaware. These images and words are the result of Miriam Macgregor's visit to Oak Knoll Fest in October 1998. The pochoir illustrations and cover are cut on stencils and watercolored by the artist. Includes a view of Oak Knoll Books at its previous location at 414 Delaware Street. Accompanied by a proof of one leaf from the book showing four pages and four scenes in pochoir and with a note in ink stating that this is a proof sheet. With notes in pencil stating the four steps necessary to complete this sheet.