Category (archive title) Merrymount Press Bindings


SOME SUMPTUOUS BOOK-BINDINGS CARRIED OUT AT THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS, BOSTON. BY NATHAN HASKELL DOLE. THE BREAKING of the "alabaster box of ointment, very precious," and Christ's rebuke to those who condemned the extravagance will always serve for a sufficient justification to the conscientious for any amount of money spent in the decoration of all adornment of churches and the beautification of all that pertains to religious service. Art need never fear reprehension from her foster sister, Piety. The orchids blooming in serene loveliness in the New England forests, with not an eye to feast on them, ought to have been a perpetual rebuke to our stern Puritan ancestors, who would have divested worship of all beauty except that of holiness.…



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