THOMAS SHORT AND THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN CONNECTICUT
full leather, dust jacket
by Johnson, Foster M.
Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1958. full leather, dust jacket. Leaf Book. 12mo. full leather, dust jacket. (viii), 28, (3) pages. Limited to 50 numbered copies, being a Keepsake for the Columbiad Club (Not in Leaf Book - Chalmers). The booklet provides a biography of the printer, Thomas Short, information on the printing history of this 1708 imprint, and a six-page facsimile. Loosely inserted in a pocket is an actual leaf from the "Saybrook Platform" of 1710 taken from Harold Hugo's defective and broken-up copy. Hugo printed the collotype reproductions in this book. Not in the published bibliography of leaf books (Disbound and Dispersed, by the Caxton Club). Jacket is toned along edges with some damage along spine. An extremely scarce book.
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