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    First Edition of Isaiah Thomas' History of Printing in America

    [American Printing]. Isaiah Thomas. The History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers, To Which is Prefixed a Concise View of the Discovery and Progress of the Art in Other Parts of the World. Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1810. First edition. Two octavo volumes. 487, [1, blank]; 576 pages. Complete with five engraved plates inserted throughout. Bound in modern full brown calf, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, burgundy and black gilt morocco lettering labels, marbled endleaves. Tape repairs to title-page and page 137 in volume I, and the plate in volume II. A few tears to the first few leaves in volume II. Text somewhat toned and thumbsoiled, with some minor occasional ink markings. Bookplates. Still, a very good set. From the collection of John Carrol Collins.

    Howes, T168. Sabin, 95405.

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