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CLYMER, George (1754--1834)
Lettres testimoniales, et autres pièces probantes, à l'appui de la supériorité, l'utilité, et la durée, de la presse à imprimer, appelee Columbian Press, ou Presse Américaine, inventée et exécutée par Georges Clymer, rue de Finsbury, Place Finsbury, à Londres.
Londres de l'imprimerie de Moyes. Imprimé à la Presse Columbiane, 1822.
[2], 63, [3] p., engr. frontis. ; 21.3 cm. (8°)

George Clymer was a printing press manufacturer based in Philadelphia. European sales of his revolutionary 'Columbian' iron printing press were handled from his office at No. 1, Finsbury Street, Finsbury Square. However, to judge from a printed flyer dated 6 August 1822 (q.v.), this collection of recommendations was put together as part of a specific effort to penetrate the French market, for which purpose a leading London printer, James Moyes, had undertaken to act as Clymer's representative in Paris. According to Moyes, who first used a Columbian press to print the Literary Journal in April 1818, 'La force d'un enfant de quinze ans est suffisante pour obtenir une bonne impression sur du papier grand-aigle, ...' (p. 21).

Copy Notes Bound after The Pamphleteer: ..., vol. III. no. VI, May, 1814 (q.v.).

Binding C19th half calf, marbled paper boards. gilt double-rule spine, black spine-label reading 'Pamphleteer / Columbian Press'. Bound by E. Hutchinson for 1s. 8d. on 26 July 1830 (Spiers Box, binding 51). Numbered '65' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 1956


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