A Work-book of The Printing House of Benjamin Franklin & David Hall 1759 - 1766 Described By George Simpson Eddy Inscribed & Signed By the Author Presented to Lawrence C. Wroth
(Americana - Printing History - Benjamin Franklin)

New York, NY: The New York Public Library, 1930. F 17 pages; with black and white illustrations. Inscribed on the front cover at top margin "To Lawrence D. Wroth Esq. with the compliments of Geo. Simpson Eddy: "...Before Edwin discovered Franklin's unique method of marking his books and began cataloguing surviving volumes containing those marks, the only serious work on Franklin's library had been done in the early decades of the twentieth century by George Simpson Eddy...continued reconstructing Franklin's library throughout his life..." (see acknowledgements section in "The Library of Benjamin Franklin (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society) by Edwin Wolf II and Kevin Hayes); inscribing to Lawrence Counselman Wroth (1884 - 1970) American book historian and librarian, "...With his research and presentation of his findings on the history of early American printers and their books, Wroth did much to define the field and support further study..." (Carolyn Smith in the ANB) An offprint of this article, taken from the NYPL bulletin and here printed as a separate issue by the library. Approx. 7" x 10" size; printed stapled paper. Light edge wear, a little darkening to the binding; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 25247)


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