William Painter and His Father Dr. Edward Painter: Sketches and Reminiscences.

Baltimore, (MD): Johns S. Bridges, 1914. First edition. 4to. 152, (1) pp. Illustrated from photographs, plates, portraits. Painter (1838-1906), a native of Ireland and a mechanical engineer, moved to Baltimore in 1865, worked in a machine shop and helped develop a universal neck for glass bottles; he eventually patented 85 inventions, including the common bottle cap, a paper-folding machine, and a machine for detecting counterfeit currency (cf. Wikipedia). Inscribed by the compiler in the year of publication. Howes P-36: "About 40 pages on the artist and photographer William H. Jackson, who married Painter's daughter [includes an account of her visit among the Omaha Indians]." Still a good solid copy. Original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth (rubbed, some discoloration from old staining), floral endpapers. (9507). Item #62536

Price: $150.00

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