Engraver's Notebook and Sketchbook
Christian Gobrecht, notebook and sketchbook, ca. 1806-1823.
Gobrecht (1785-1844) was an engraver and die-sinker as well as a
producer of type punches for type founders. This notebook contains
diagrams and specification for type apparatus as well as instructions
for various types of gilding and remarks on aquatinting. Also
included are designs for an organ.
Purchased from Charles B. Wood III. John Thomas Lee Fund.
-Thomas Knoles, Curator of Manuscripts
"One day I am visited by a collector of ordination sermons; the next, by
a collector of 4th of July orations; then comes a collector of geography;
another wants religious newspapers; another wants every book printed in
New York before 1700. I accommodate myself to all; for I want every thing
and collect every thing, and I have more zeal than the whole of them: and
in this way I am kept very busy."
~Christopher Columbus Baldwin
3rd Librarian of AAS