REMINISCENCES OF WILMINGTON, IN FAMILIAR VILLAGE TALES, ANCIENT AND NEW.
B1-488. First edition. History of the settlement of Wilmington followed by the author's recollections of the town. With a lengthy section on the Gilpins and their papermill and some notes on printers and booksellers. Covers worn with parts of hinge covering cracked partially detached. Old ink inscription at top of title page.
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by Davenport, Cyril.
First edition, one of 50 bound thus and printed on Japanese paper. Davenport provides notes on techniques for creating mezzotints, as well as a wealth of information on the engravers who are noted for this art form. Illustrated with plates, many of which are portraits of well known figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, that are examples of the work of the artists mentioned. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Some cover soiling.