New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2002,
First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 397pp. Oak Knoll Press, New. Item #11066
In 1979 Thomas Gravell and George Miller published an interim edition of their watermark research which illustrated over 700 watermarks together with provional thumbnail sketches of the paper mills that produced them. This new edition, revised with the assistance of Elizabeth Walsh of the Folger Shakespeare Library, incorporates enhanced illustrations of all the original 700 watermark photographs, and adds more than 320 new watermarks found by Mr. Gravell duriing the past twenty years. In all, 1,057 watermarks have now been computer enhanced and triple indexed for better identification. This new corpus of research includes revised and up-dated paper-mill histories, an updated bibliography, a new glossary of paper- making, and new name, geographic, and iconographic indexes. A new foreword by Keith Arbour recounts Thomas Gravell's contributions to paper history. This expanded and revised edition of American Watermarks 1690-1835 is the most comprehensive catalogue of American watermarks to date. To paper historians, imprint and manuscript curators, reference librarians, autograph, ephemera, and financial history collectors, and other scholars, this catalogue makes available in easy-to-consult, triple-indexed format, the latest information on early American watermarks.