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A Bibliography of the State of Ohio

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Signed first edition of A Bibliography of the State of Ohio by Peter G. Thomson.

Quarto, vi, [7]-436pp. Three-quarter red morocco, red pebbled cloth boards. Title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt, with gilt trim to boards. Marbled endpapers. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, light rubbing to edges, corners, and joints. Crisp, clean interior. A near fine example of a scarce title. Signed on the front flyleaf: “…with kind regards of Peter G. Thomson / Cinti, Oct. 30, 1880.” The only known signed copy of this bibliography on record.

Peter G. Thomson (1851-1931) was a Cincinnati bookseller, publisher, bibliographer and industrialist. His career in book selling and extensive travels throughout the eastern United States allowed him to compile this bibliography on Ohio. After a storied career as a Cincinnati bookseller, he founded The Champion Coated Paper Company in 1892, which brought him great financial success. The Peter G. Thomson House, known as Laurel Court, once his permanent residence, was added to the National Register of Historic Places after his death.

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