Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use. A Study in Survivals Two Volumes. Daniel Berkeley Updike.

Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use. A Study in Survivals Two Volumes

Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press and Oxford University Press, 1922. Hardcover. Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941) was a prominent American printer and a historian of the printing arts. This comprehensive history of printing types was based upon lectures that Updike delivered as part of a course on the techniques of printing at Harvard's graduate business school. It covers printing types not just chronologically but geographically as well. There are 367 illustrations throughout the two volumes. Bound in black cloth with gilt titling to spines. Both bindings have some bumping and light wear. Slight cracking along rear joint of Volume I but text block is tight. The interior pages are clean and bright and the volumes are in very good condition. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase with decorated interior and ribbon to pull books. A little fraying but still very good. Books measure 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Volume I: 276 pages; Volume II: 308 pages. BOB/041720. Very Good.

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