FACSIMILE REPRINT, first edition 1859. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 20. 8vo. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. (xii), 262,  pp. Tables, 34 imposition figures, case layouts, glossary; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight, light soiling to edges and shelf wear, else Fine. This "Printer's Manual" was prepared for one of the most dynamic printing centers in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century; it emphasized jobbing work, "the skills of precise presswork, ornamental typography, and color work for railroads, entertainment advertisers, playing card manufacturers, and so on." The original was printed in Cincinnati, "The center for western printing and publishing.... Printing had first come to Cincinnati in 1794, two paper mills were operating on the Little Miami River by 1811; and a typefoundry was established there in 1820.... By 1850 the city had twelve publishing houses employing about 700 people." From the Introduction by Peter M. VanWingen.
Thomas Lynch, The Printer's Manual A Practical Guide for Compositors and Pressmen, Introduction by Peter M. VanWingen, Garland Reprints, Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, Printing History