Talk:U.S. Patent X4
This says "An American patent for a hot-press device was registered in 1809 to Francis Bailey, in Salisbury, Pennsylvania; however the process was in use long before then. This first hot-press edition of the Bible printed in America was issued in forty numbers, beginning in 1796 and completed two years later to be bound as two folio volumes. The text is from the Cambridge edition published by John Baskerville and is without notes, except for brief chapter headings. The Apocrypha is printed in italics. The frontispiece was engraved by Alexander Lawson. With its uncluttered typography, this considered one of the handsomest Bibles of the period."
Could it have been this patent? If not it indicates there was another later patent by the same person/printer. John Vandenberg 08:06, 6 November 2007 (UTC)