(West New York, NJ): Mark Batty Publisher, 2002,
First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (xxii), 383pp. Mark Batty Publisher, New. Item #11840
From the prospectus: " Daniel Berkley Updike (1860-1941) has been described as 'the most distinguished American printer.' He was one of a handful of highly successful and influential book designers of the twentieth century and proprietor of the Merrymount Press in Boston. The Well-Made Book is a substantial collection of virtually all of Updike's writings on the arts of the book. William S. Peterson has researched, unearthed and assembled this wealth of material - much of which will be new even to those readers who are familiar with Updike's writings. While Updike himself reprinted some of these pieces, until the publication of The Well-Made Book, many of these important and revealing essays and lectures have remained buried in obscure period periodicals and pamphlets and some of Updike's writing featured in this book appears here for the first time, having never been published before in any form." With 31 full- page illustrations, many in two colors. Prof. Peterson has edited, annotated, and provided a scholarly introduction.