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A Description of the Pastoral Staff Belonging to the Diocese of Albany, New York, 1900
#121 of 150 copies
This book was designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue. In her book American Book Design and William Morris, Susan Otis Thompson wrote:
Updike's books that retained more antique flavor ... were usually his privately printed ones. A Description of the Pastoral Staff Belonging to the Diocese of Albany, New York is a very large book with paper as thick as cardboard. The double-spread opening has a frontispiece of the Albany Cathedral; both it and the text within have red Gothic architectural borders by Goodhue. The text is solid set in Caslon black letter type with both decorated and red initials.
As well as the pages printed in Caslon black letter, there are a number of tissue protected protected pages with excellent photogravures illustrating the principal components of the staff.
This book is one of a number of ecclesiastic works printed by Daniel Berkeley Updike.