THOMAS SHORT AND THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN CONNECTICUT.
(Leaf Book). Johnson, Foster M.
- Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1958.
- full leather, dust jacket.
- (viii), 28, (3) pages.
- Order Nr. 92009
- Price: $950.00 other currencies
Limited to 50 numbered copies, being a Keepsake for the Columbiad Club (Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers). The booklet provides a biography of the printer, Thomas Short, information on the printing history of this 1708 imprint, and a six-page facsimile. Loosely inserted in a pocket is an actual leaf from the "Saybrook Platform" of 1710 taken from Harold Hugo's defective and broken-up copy. Hugo printed the collotype reproductions in this book. Not in the recently published bibliography of leaf books (Disbound and Dispersed, distributed by Oak Knoll Press for the Caxton Club). An extremely scarce book.