Daniel Berkeley Updike An Appreciation
Author: Lawrence Wroth
Publisher/Date: The Lakeside Press, R R Donnelly & Sons, Chicago, 1942 Reprinted from Notes for Bibliophiles, a column of the New York Herald Tribune Books.
Format/Condition: Gently used small paper booklet (stiff wraps) in Very Good plus condition. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. 13 pages. Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches.
Description: Reprinted from Notes for Bibliophiles, a column of the New York Herald Tribune Books.
Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860–1941) was considered by many to be one the three greatest American printers and was a historian of typography. He is often referred to as the Dean of Printers. In 1880 he joined the publishers Houghton, Mifflin & Company, of Boston as an errand boy. He worked for the firm's Riverside Press and trained as a printer but soon moved to typographic design. In 1893 Updike opened his own studio, designing type fonts. In 1896 he founded the Merrymount Press.