Stop the Presses!
R. Hoe & Company, Patent Newspaper Stop and Cylinder Presses. New York: R. Hoe, 1881.
This portfolio volume contains five brilliant chromolithographs (done by Gies and Co. of Buffalo, New York) of printing presses manufactured by R. Hoe & Company. Both newspaper presses and lithographic presses are illustrated. A quick look at this oversized volume will easily suggest why so few copies have survived. It is simply too large and too thin for easy shelving! In fact, this copy was stored folded in half, although the resulting damage has since been skillfully repaired and a custom box has been made for safe housing.