Chicago: McCormick, C.H. & Bros. 1868. Item #472
8vo. 235 x 150 mm., [9 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches]. 23,  pp., including wraps. Illustrated with 4 full-page and 1 half-page woodcuts of mowers in use. Orig. printed & pictorial wraps. Illustration of McCormick's Chicago factory complex on back wrap; image of the factory with a 2 x 1-inch tear with part of the image missing.
"General Edition" and perhaps the first edition of a trade catalogue issued by McCormick. This is an unusual copy, for the front wrapper of the catalogue was boldly over printed in red ink with an advertisement for the H. M. Smith Company of Richmond, Va. The overprinting in red ink reads:
"If you want a Reaper, or Threshing Machine for 1868, Write Before Buying to H.M. Smith & Co., Manufacturers of Agricultural Implements and Machinery, 153 Main Street, Richmond, Va. Catalogues, Price Lists and Circulars sent free to all Applicants."
It appears that Smith is using the McCormick trade catalogue to promote his own manufacturing company.
Romaine American Trade Catalogues, p. 9 for a list of nine catalogue issued by McCormick between the years 1871and 1893. Romaine p. 15 lists four catalogues for Smith between 1868-ca. 1890. Not in Ante-Fire Imprints, or OCLC.