4to. Hanover, NH : Published for Dartmouth College by University Press of New England,] 1989. 4to, xvi, 250, (2) pp. With 70 plates. Original red cloth, dust-jacket, as new. First edition. The published historical survey of the printed book in America from the first printed works in Massachusetts in 1640 to major works printed in the twentieth century originally based on an exhibition created by Blumenthal for the Dartmouth library in 1977. (Inventory #: 109313)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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