Title Samuel Bangs: Texas's First Printer.
Book Condition Collectible: Like New
Jacket Condition None Issued.
Edition First Edition
Publisher Sugar Land, TX: Arm & Hammer Press, 2003
Seller ID SG1017-001
LIMITED EDITION of 55 copies, this copy is out of sequence. Miniature Book. 2 15/16 x 2 11/16 inches. [ii], (34) pp. Half-title, title-page printed within a ruled-border with printing press vignette, decorative initials, illustration of a printing press, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Dark blue cloth over boards, printed paper top cover label, illustrated end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Samuel Bangs (1798-1854) was born in Boston Massachusetts. In September 1816, Bangs set sail as printer's assistant to join Francisco Xavier Mina's expedition to conquer Mexico. While this expedition was anchored at Galveston Bay in February of 1817, Bangs and John J. McLaren issued a Manifesto for Mina, using a portable press brought from England; this was the first documented Texas imprint. This miniature book is an imaginative retelling of Samuel Bangs' achievements as Texas's first printer. REFERENCE: 3 copies Worldcat.
Gordon Rouse, Samuel Bangs Texas's First Printer, Miniature Book, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Printing History, Arm & Hammer Press