[Updike, D. B.- Scarce Early Merrymount Press] The Quest, Number 6, September, 1896
Boston: The Merrymount Press, 1896.
First Edition. Bound in original publisher's light tan paper wrappers with superb Art Nouveau figure in rectangular box, lettering in dark green on cover. Daniel Berkeley Updike founded the Merrymount Press in 1893, and the early Quest series brought forward many of the artists and authors of the period, at first emulating the work of William Morris, but soon evolving into his own style of simplicity and graph woodcut artistry. This particular number is chock full of fine whole-page woodcut illustrations, including the work of C. M. Gere, Sydney Meteyard, E. G. Treglown and others, and essays by W. R. Lethaby, Inglis Sheldon Williams and others. A very well-preserved copy with slight chipping to the fragile paper-covered lower spine, edges. This is one of the more attractive early Merrymount Press items we have had in a long time, from a graphic, woodcut quality point of view.
Price: $375.00 Item #6311