Herkimer, New York: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1923. Hardcover. Good. Mostly clean and tight but with age toning to pages. Ex-lib. copy with bookplate, back pocket, and 3 perforation stamps; call number on spine. Some rubbing to cover.. Black buckram with gilt titling. 142 pp. with occasional bw illustrations. Probably originally a paperback publication, re-bound by the library. Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the invention of "the writing machine," which was manufactured at Ilion, Herkimer County, New York. A lovely little book about its history and precursors, with bw images of of all sorts. Great section on all different languages, with the alphabets written in various scripts ("alphabets"), making comparison much easier than hunting on the internet! A fun history and excellent resource!
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