The Altar book ….
Boston: D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press,
This 1896 edition of the Altar Book stands as a tribute to the distinctive style of the Kelmscott Press, and to William Morris’s handcraft approach to bookmaking. Type, borders, and initials, as well as a spectacular neo-gothic binding scheme, were all created for Daniel Berekeley Updike (1860–1941) and his Merrymount Press by member Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue (1869–1924). This drawing for one of the Altar Book borders is part of a collection of original Goodhue artwork in the archives of the Grolier Club Library.
Gift of Royal Cortissoz, 1904.