THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS: AN EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PRESS. Martin Hutner.

THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS: AN EXHIBITION ON THE OCCASION OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PRESS.

(Merrymount Press).
  • New York: The Grolier Club, 1993.
  • 9 x 12 inches
  • paperback
  • 78 pages
  • ISBN: 9780910672962

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In 1893, Daniel Updike founded the Merrymount Press and became a member of the Grolier Club. He printed many of the Club's most attractive publications, and in 1926, he was awarded honorary membership. In 1911, Philip Hofer, founder of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts at Harvard, invited Updike to deliver a series of speeches on the techniques of printing to the Graduate School of Business Administration. These lectures formed the basis for his monumental work on typography, Printing Types, published by Harvard University Press and later by Oak Knoll Press. In 1993, an exhibition was held at the Houghton Library and the Grolier Club showcasing 130 works spanning Updike's career and the life of the Press from 1891 to 1949.

This new publication represents Updike's enduring accomplishments and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of his press. With 136 works, the catalogue displays the beauty, breadth, and standard set by the Press and its work. It is beautifully illustrated with over forty illustrations and contains a chronology, a list of types used at the Merrymount Press, and a list of commercial publishing houses associated with the Press. The book was designed by Jerry Kelly and printed by the Stinehour Press.