"It had no instrument panel with push-button controls. It was not operated electronically or jet-propelled. But to many 19th-century people the sewing machine was probably as awe-inspiring as a space capsule is to their 20th-century descendants:"
So begins Grace Rogers Cooper's account of THE INVENTION OF THE SEWING MACHINE. The book was written relatively recently - originally published in 1968 by the Smithsonian Institution. This miniature Plum Park Press edition is complete with all the original text and illustrations.
The book is printed in black and red, and its 200 pages include many technical diagrams as well as some charming period illustrations. The boards are covered in white bookcloth printed in red with one of those period illustrations.
The overall dimensions of the book are 76 x 53 x 14 mm (3 x 2-1/8 x 9/16 inches). The edition will be limited to 20 copies, priced at $40 each, plus $5 for shipping and handling.