- London: Society of Arts, 1819.
- modern paper wrappers with paper cover and spine labels.
- (iv), 72 pages.
Price: $1,250.00 save 50% $625.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 37893
First edition (Levis, p.468; Bridson & Wakeman B48; Goldsmith 22503; Kress C. 414). All six plates present. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. An important comment on the prevention of forgery. Contains a number of articles including: one by T.C. Hansard who proposed the use of Diamond type arranged in patterns (including an example plate); by T. Ransom recommending copper plate engraving (including a sample bank note showing the work of three different engravers); by R.H. Sully also recommending copper plate engraving (with a sample bank note and an engraved plate showing the design for a new copper plate printing machine); and by Richard Williamson recommending steel engraving (with two fine steel engraved plates). Old ink stamp of Mercantile Library of Philadelphia on a number of the pages and all the plates. The plates are faintly water-stained.