- Albany: J. Munsell, 1870.
- original cloth, paper spine label.
- viii, 226 pages.
Price: $325.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 89734
Fourth edition, revised and enlarged (originally published in 1857). A chronological history of papermaking with many interesting facts on early American papermaking. John Bidwell states that this book "is the strongest and most useful, on 19th-century American paper, paper patents, paper statistics, and curiously enough, paper mill fires." - Paper and Papermaking: 100 Sources, no. 11. Leonard Schlosser (An Exhibition of Books on Papermaking, no.66 - this fourth edition) states "Munsell was working just prior to the Second Industrial Revolution and used source material (he acknowledges, for example, Breitkopf and Koops). The book is valuable for the light it throws on the paper industry in the 19th century, especially in the United States, and for the service the author performed in recording interest in its development." Small spot on spine; inside hinge partially cracked. Much better preserved than most copies.