Wausau, WI: Done into types at The Philosopher Press and published in Wausau Wisconsin by Van Vechten & Ellis, 1897. Gardner C. Teall. 1st. Half leather. First Edition Thus, Limited Edition #26 of 333 copies. The first publication of The Philosopher Press. Large 12mo.  pp; 9 illustrated plates, diagrams & red chapter initials by Gardner C. Teall. With a word by way of palliation, put in by William H. Ellis. Half brown morocco spine over rust cloth boards; dark brown embossed lettering to spine; deckled fore-edges. Light spotting to covers; spine professionally restored with original spine label laid down; light foxing to first two pages; small dampstaining to fore-edge of a few pages; a very good copy. Item #16625
In 1897, Helen Gilbert Van Vechten and her husband Philip, along with partner William Ellis, founded The Philosopher Press. Helen became fascinated by the bookmaking business and before long made a discovery which revolutionized the hand printing process, devising a solution for feeding deckle-edged paper that ensured accurate registration on both sides of the sheet. Helen personally printed every issue of the Philosopher Press, this being the first one.