Donald C. O’Brien. The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013. ix, 194 p. ISBN 978-0821420140. $29.14

Jason W. Dean


Donald C. O’Brien’s The Engraving Trade in Early Cincinnati is the first published survey of individuals and businesses engaged in engraving, lithographing, and printing in early Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. O’Brien, a retired public educator, is a past president of the American Historical Print Society and a member of the American Antiquarian Society. This title highlights the work of early engravers and printers in Cincinnati in the wider context of American engraving and illustration, while also giving an overview of notable items and titles produced by these firms. O’Brien gives a roughly chronological look at the firms and their work in . . .

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