Woodberry ; vol. Gardner ; vol. Spingarn ; vol.
The series editor was Lewis Einstein — , a diplomat and historian. The Merrymount Press, Frame design by Herbert P. But Horne was not the only artist to work on the books in the series. Thomas Maitland Cleland — and W. Dwiggins — also contributed to several of them, both in ways that have been publicly acknowledged and in ways that have not. The true story of their contributions reveals tangled histories of not only the productions of some of the volumes, but also of the relationships among the two men and Updike. The books are all distinguished by title pages sporting frames and classical illustrations in red.
With the exception of the last book in the series, the designs are not signed. The colophons for the other titles explicitly credit Dwiggins and Cleland for their title page designs: Frame by Herbert P. But it may refer to the label on the spine of the book. Several months earlier, Updike had asked Cleland to do a title for the da Vinci book and sent him the Petrarch as a guide. The label can be a little longer than this if desired; but should be no shorter.
That is the last reference between the two men about the label. One aspect of the Petrarch label that is interesting is the use of ligatures and nested letters, as well as hyphenation.enter
A Platonick Discourse Upon Love
Title page of Against War by Erasmus Boston: Decoration by Herbert Horne with lettering within ribbons by T. Cleland; title lettering by W. Either way, he was further hampered by being called to jury duty in early February. Dwiggins sent lettering for it on March 21, but did not receive a response from Updike until several months later.
Label for spine of Against War by Erasmus Boston: Neither Horne nor Cleland was involved. When Dwiggins took over the Erasmus title page assignment, he also supplanted Cleland as the preferred artist for The Merrymount Press.
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A Platonic Discourse on Love by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
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