• New York: The Grolier Club, 1970.
  • 6.75 x 10.5 inches
  • hardcover, slipcase
  • 424 pages
  • ISBN: 9781605830001

Price: $42.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 106586

This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars regarding the study of eighteenth-century literature. The essays are in tribute to former Grolier Club President, Donald F. Hyde. Hyde was very active in the Club and after becoming President in 1961, he began revitalizing the library and rehabilitating the clubhouse. He also proposed and organized the Iter Italicum, a legendary Grolier tour, and brought life back to the Club after the depression and war. In addition to his Grolier Club presidency, Hyde was also president of the Bibliographical Society of America, trustee of the New York Public Library and the Pierpont Morgan Library, and a member of the advisory committees of Harvard, Yale, and other university libraries.

Essays are written by Edward A. Bloom, W. Jackson Bate, Louis A. Landa, Charles Ryskamp, Sidney Ives, Carey McIntosh, L.F. Powell, Reuben A. Brower, and others. The book includes four full-page illustrations and is contained in a slipcase printed with an overall pattern of the Club device. It was designed by Joseph Blumenthal, printed by the Spiral Press and the Meriden Gravure Company, and was a winner of an AIGA Fifty Books of the Year award.