Déscription d’une nouvelle presse d’imprimerie ….

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Creator

Pierres, Philippe-Denis.

Title

Déscription d’une nouvelle presse d’imprimerie ….

Publisher

Paris: Imprimé chez l’auteur, par sa nouvelle presse,

Date

1786.

Description

Philippe-Denis Pierres (1741–1808), printer to the French king, invented several printing presses. This one, in operation in Pierres’s Paris shop since 1784, utilized a cam instead of a screw to lower the platen against the type forme. This was just one of numerous late eighteenth-century attempts to improve the wooden hand press, experiments which culminated in Earl Stanhope’s development of the iron press in 1800.

Source

Purchased from the Harper Fund.