Two Volumes in One. WITH: History of Composing Machines. With a New Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson. FACSIMILE REPRINT, first printed in 1902 and 1904, respectively. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 23. Two Volumes in One. 8vo. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. xviii, 125, ; [x], 200, [ads 4],  pp. Volume I with black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Thompson, 37 woodcut mechanical figures, contemporary ads at the rear. Vol. II: illustrated throughout with a variety of automated composing machines, list of patents, 1842-1900, contemporary ads at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight. Fine. "John Smith Thompson is perhaps best remembered as the inventor of the typecaster that bears his name. Throughout his long life, however, Thompson served the graphic arts industries not only through myriad inventions and refinements of inventions, but also through his work as a printer, supplier of printing equipment and as a typographical historian." From the Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson.
John Smith Thompson, The Mechanism of the Linotype, History of Composing Machines, Introduction by Bruce L. Johnson, Garland Reprints, Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, Linotype, Printing History