[Printing / Typography]. Updike, Daniel Berkeley.
Printing Types. Their History, Forms, and Use: A Study in Survivals.
Regular price $350.00
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1922. First edition. Two volume set. 9-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches. xxxii,276pp; xix,,308pp. Black cloth stamped in gilt to spines. Paper of both front hinges starting to split, mull intact; edgewear, with minor loss and short tears to spine ends; Vol. I spine dulled; short marginal tear to one leaf in Vol. II. About Very Good.
SIGNED by Updike on the front endpaper, with a short notation in his hand reading, "There is more truth to be derived from error than from confusion"; dated June 3, 1924. As per the bookseller slip laid into Volume I, "Updike's own copy ... [p]urchased from Goodspeed's sale of Updike's Library", although we have not been able to independently verify this provenance.