MERRYMOUNT PRESS. UPDIKE, Daniel Berkeley. HUTNER, Martin. ~ The Making of The Book of Common Prayer of 1928.
One of 285 copies. With an original leaf printed on vellum and 24 facsimile illustrations printed in red and black. Typography by Jerry Kelly. Pp. xvi, 75 . Folio, original beige linen cloth, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, fore-edge uncut. Original beige cloth and card slipcase. A fine copy.
With the original prospectus loosely inserted. Warmly inscribed by Martin Hutner to “my fellow Grolierite” Ken Auchincloss on the first blank.
A chronicle of the production of the famous 1928 Book of Common Prayer designed and printed by Updike as a commission for J.P. Morgan; the book would become Updike’s magnum opus.
The vellum leaf is the text for ‘Thanksgiving Day’, with The Epistle of St. James i. 16 and The Gospel of St. Matthew vi. 25.