The Old-Time Printer

The Old-Time Printer

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Baltimore, MD: Xavier Press, 1988. 18 pp. 1 7/8 x 2 3/8"; LIMITED EDITION of 175 copies, this being #77. Brown cloth over boards with crisp gilt lettering on cover and spine, letterpress, enlarged and replicated postage stamp frontispiece, one illustration, title page in red and black ink, two type samples are included on the rear paste-down endpaper, signed by the publisher, Francis Harrigan, on the colophon, in fine condition. (Bradbury, Xavier Press 5)

This lovely little book is a speech Samuel Clemen's made at a dinner for New York printers. It gives an account of his own early years as a printer's apprentice, told in his usual humorous fashion.

Xavier Press
First Edition , Miniature , Signed