AMERICAN PRINTER: A MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY CONTAINING COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEGINNERS, AS WELL AS PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR MANAGING ALL DEPARTMENTS OF A PRINTING OFFICE.
- Philadelphia: L. Johnson & Co., 1866.
- original cloth
- (ii), 336, (2) pages with a frontispiece showing Gutenberg and Faust.
Price: $150.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 4449
Second edition. (Bigmore & Wyman II, 3; Appleton p.41). Marginal damp stain first 60 pages. Binding lightly worn. A good working copy. The first edition also appeared in 1866 and this is essentially a reprint of that edition except for a two page description of the type and stereotype foundry of L. Johnson & Co. at the end of the book. MacKellar, a name famous in American printing history, started his career at Harpers, became shop forman of the Johnson Stereotype Foundry and then became a member of L. Johnson & Co. in 1845. This book was meant to replace Adams as the foreman's manual for printing and it easily fulfilled that role as evidenced by the 18 editions published between 1866 and 1893. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.