Greenfield, Mass: Ansel Phelps, 1825.
First American edition, reprinted from a London edition. 108 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's lettered boards, with ad on lower board. Nicely rebacked and re-cornered with sheep at an early date. Pen starts and old notes on flyleaves, ownership signature of Ezra Coldham Not in American Imprints. Rink 1793. Item #315872
The first furniture finisher's manual published in America, with recipes and lists of requisite tools and implements. Robert D. Mussey, in his introduction to the 1987 reprint of the 1827 American edition, points out that this work contains the first mention of glass-paper (sandpaper).
Uncommon and interesting.
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