Two Volumes in One. WITH: HODGSON, Thomas (1755-1850). An Essay on the Origin and Progress of Stereotype Printing. With a New Introduction by Michael L. Turner. FACSIMILE REPRINTS. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 9. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches. [xviii], 60; xii, (180),  pp. 3 plates in Brightly's work; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight. Fine. Brightly's work first appeared in 1809; Hodgson's in 1820. Brightly's work is a mere pamphlet, and is extremely rare in the wild; it was the earliest public account of the process invented by Lord Stanhope. Hodgson in turn was the foremost authority on the topic of stereotype printing in 1820 England.
Charles Brightly, Thomas Hodgson, The Method of Founding Stereotype, An Essay on the Origin and Progress of Stereotype Printing, Introduction by Michael L. Turner, Garland Reprint, Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, Stereotype, Printing History, Lord Stanhope