Donald C. O'Brien is a member of the American Antiquarian Society and a past president of the American Historical Print Collectors Society. His previous book, Amos Doolittle: Engraver of the New Republic, was published in 2008, and he has written extensively for the journal of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, as well as for numerours other publications.
An "excellent and finely detailed history, presenting a
professional artisan legacy in accessible, user-friendly
- The Midwest Book Review
"Mr. O`Brien quickly comes across as an astute historian with an eye for ascertaining and an ability for explaining not only the origins of the engraving trade in Cincinnati, but the series of events that inspired the trade."
- Imprint: Journal of the American Historical Print Collectors Society
"A book that rewards looking."
- WVXU-NPR, "Around Cincinnati"