D.B.U. AND R.R.: SELECTED EXTRACTS FROM CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE AND RUDOLPH RUZICKA, 1908-1941.
- New York: American Printing History Association, 1997.
- tall 8vo.
- cloth, dust jacket.
- vi, 181+(1) pages.
Price: $50.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 97458
D.B.U and R.R. prints for the first time extracts from the important correspondence between these major figures of American graphic arts, revealing a little-known closeness between the Merrymount Press fine printer Updike and the artist Ruzicka. The two men collaborated on a number of important books, including Newark and the Grolier Club's Irving, as well the exquisite series of Merrymount annual keepsakes. Ruzicka also played a substantial advisory role in the writing of Updike's monumental Printing Types. This touching and candid thirty-three year correspondence is put in context by the Lathems' elucidating commentary. This work includes an index and two tipped-in facsimiles, as well as illustrations reproduced in the original colors. Printed by the Stinehour Press, in an edition of 500 copies.