Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals. [2 Vols., Complete].

By: Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).

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Book Condition: Used: Good


THIRD PRINTING, 1927; first printing, 1922. Two Volumes. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches. xxxii, 276; (xx), 308 pp. Half-titles, printer's device on title pages, 367 illustrations, Volume II with chronological list of Specimens, index; text clean, unmarked, pages lightly toned. Black cloth, spines titled in gilt, top edges gilt, added mylar dust-jackets; bindings square and tight, rubbed, corners bumped, jackets worn. Housed in previous owner's hand-crafted slip case fashioned from book board and staples. Ownership signature of Richard M. Hewitt, M. D., Rochester, Minnesota, 1933. A very serviceable set. CH814-253. Very Good. Printed at the Merrymount Press, Boston, MA. The work, the outgrowth of a series of courses on printing history taught at Harvard Business School, contains 367 typographical illustrations selected from important books produced throughout the history of printing; the text comprises a commentary on the historical and artistic significance of the types illustrated. Daniel Berkeley Updike was an American printer and historian of typography. In 1880 he joined Houghton, Mifflin as an errand boy, advancing to the Riverside Press for training as a printer. In 1896 he founded the Merrymount Press, which earned a reputation for its superior designs and excellent printing. PROVENANCE: Richard M. Hewitt (b. 1892) was the director of printing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Title: Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals. [2 Vols., Complete].

Author Name: Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941).

Categories: Typography,

Edition: First Edition, third printing.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA; Oxford:, Harvard University Press; Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press,: 1927

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: CH814-253a

Keywords: Daniel Berkeley Updike, Printing Types Their History, Forms, and Use, A Study in Survivals, Typography