RINGWALT, J. Luther, editor
American Encyclopaedia of Printing. Philadelphia: Menamin & Ringwalt, 1871. 4to (269 x 185 mm). Numerous lithigraphic plates, including 2 chromolithographic plates. Contemporary brown morocco gilt, covers gilt, upper cover gilt-lettered "John Gregory", spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt, edges red. FIRST EDITION. John Gregory began as a compositor at the Milwaukee Sentinel in 1867. He later became the commercial editor of the Evening Wisconsin, and became city editor in 1885. In 1905, Gregory was named Editor-in-Chief. A FINE COPY of Ringwalt's encyclopedia from the collection of a printer and newspaperman. [Laid in:] 3pp. ALS of John G. Gregory, Sept. 29, 1892, to "Miss Keating" laid in, discussing proofreading.