Daniel Berkeley Updike

Daniel Berkeley Updike (ŭp´dīk´), 1860–1941, American printer and historian of typography, b. Providence, R.I. At the Merrymount Press, which he founded in 1893 in Boston, his stated purpose was "to do common work well." Here, the excellence of his printing, influenced by William Morris, inspired and instructed other printers. At Harvard he taught the first college course in the United States on the history of type and the practice of printing. In his books he added the care and scope of the scholar to the knowledge of a master printer. Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use (1922, 2d ed. 1937) is the standard work on the subject and a basic book for all interested in the graphic arts. Updike's other works include In the Day's Work (1924) and Some Aspects of Printing (1941).

See G. P. Winship, Daniel Berkeley Updike and the Merrymount Press (1947); Updike: American Printer and the Merrymount Press (1948), a symposium.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Daniel Berkeley Updike: Selected full-text books and articles

Some Aspects of Printing, Old and New
Daniel Berkeley Updike.
William Edwin Rudge, 1941
In the Day's Work
Daniel Berkeky Updike.
Harvard University Press, 1924
Daniel Berkeley Updike and the Merrymount Press of Boston, Massachusetts, 1860, 1894, 1941
George Parker Winship.
The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1947
Updike, American Printer and His Merrymount Press
Daniel Updike; Peter Beilenson.
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1947
Daniel Berkeley Updike and the Merrymount Press
Bruce Rogers; Royal Cortissoz; American Institute of Graphic Arts; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress); Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress).
American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1940
Books and Printing: A Treasury for Typophiles
Paul A. Bennett.
World Pub. Co., 1951
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Daniel Berkeley Updike begins on p. 88
Biblio-Typographica: A Survey of Contemporary Fine Printing Style
Paul Johnston.
Covici, Friede, 1930
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Daniel Berkeley Updike begins on p. 187
The Book in America: A History of the Making and Selling of Books in the United States
Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt.
R.R. Bowker, 1951 (2nd edition)
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Daniel Berkeley Updike begins on p. 267
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