FACSIMILE REPRINT, of the 1871 edition. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 21. Large 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches. xii, 512,  pp. Frontispiece, woodcut figures throughout, folding plate with a facsimile of a page from Gutenberg's Bible, plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight, light soiling and shelf wear to edges, else Fine. This well-received Encyclopaedia was reviewed in the Printer's Circular for March 1871: "Besides innumerable engravings intended to illustrate the especially practical portions of the work, we have a score of full-page illustrations in black and colored inks [reproduced here in black-and-white], prepared in superior style at great expense, to exhibit the growth of the art [of printing] by admirable fac similes of early printing; representations of machinery at different epochs; the processes of type-founding; the combination of colors; lithography; the portraits of the reputed inventors of printing; as well as many other matters."
John Luther Ringwalt, American Encyclopaedia of Printing, Introduction by Daniel Traister, Printing History