Published by M. Carey and Son, Philadelphia, PA, 1819
Soft cover
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8vo. original paper-covered board back cover only; others missing. xvi, (9)-280 pages. First edition (Shaw and Shoemaker 49094; Sabin 62041; Rink, Technical Americana 3014). Preface, index, Thirteen essays dealing with the question of manufacturing in the United States and the need for protective tariffs. A supplement to the text includes petitions to the U.S. Congress on the subject, with one from the Society for the Promotion of American Manufactures of Delaware, E.I. duPont, President (pages 269-276) in which duPont argues for tarrif relief on cotton and gunpowder. Title page of book proudly notes that this work was "printed on J. & T. Gilpin's machine paper." The Gilpin mill on the Brandywine is credited with being the first to produce machine-made paper in the United States. See Harold B. Hancock and Norman B. Wilkinson, "The Gilpins and their Endless Papermaking Machine" in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 81:4 (October 1957), 391-405. The Gilpin's finished their machine in 1817 and started producing writing paper and paper for newspapers. Somewhat later they supplied paper for books. This work would be one of the earliest to be printed on American machine-made paper. Uncut copy. Front board and spine missing. Back board separated. Front endpaper loose. Some foxing in text. original paper-covered board back cover only; others missing. Bookseller Inventory # 122168

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Publisher: M. Carey and Son, Philadelphia, PA

Publication Date: 1819

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Gilpin, J. and T.

Edition: 1st Edition

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