West New York, N.J. Mark Batty, Publisher. 2002. 1st Edition. SIGNED by Peterson. 1/40 cc with specimens of Updike's work. xxi, , 383,  pp. Publisher TLs laid-in. Frontispiece. 31 illustrations. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/8". Pale green cloth spine over grey paper-wrapped boards, with gilt stamping to spine & front board. Slipcase. A handsome Nr. Fine copy. Item #49608
"Updike was an American printer and historian of typography. In 1880 he joined the publishers Houghton, Mifflin & Company, of Boston as an errand boy. He worked for the firm's Riverside Press and trained as a printer but soon moved to typographic design. Updike is viewed as one of the finest representatives of the Arts and Crafts movement in American book arts, influenced by William Morris. In 1896 he founded the Merrymount Press, reputedly 'to do common work uncommonly well.'
Merrymount catered to an upper class clientele that appreciated the high quality products Updike produced (and that were not available through ordinary bookmaking houses). Updike was motivated to excel, and the press established a reputation for delivering only the very best obtainable typography, impression, illustrations, and binding. The press retained its high status for some time and is still recognized for its excellence, and its high standing, both in the local community and the important New York market." [Wiki]
The volume has 41 pieces, most authored by Updike, toucing on divers aspects of printing, letterform, etc., etc.