The History of Ink, Including its Etymology, Chemistry, and Bibliography

New York: Thaddeus Davids & Co., 1860. Sm. 8vo, 72, 4,[6]pp., with an elaborate chromolithographic titlepage, and 16 lithographic plates (1 colored). Original brown boards lettered in gilt, rebacked and hinges strengthened. First Edition, a scarce and interesting book on the subject. An early and handsome history of ink produced by an ink merchant in New York City. The lithographers were Snyder, Black and Strum and it was set in a rather unusual American script type printed by Francis Hart, with whom the young Theodore DeVinne apprenticed. In this copy there are two trade cards for Davids pasted in. Not in Bigmore & Wyman. Item #106807

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