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Lion and Unicorn Press Publications

A selection of books published by the Lion and Unicorn Press are listed below. Original prices are given where known.

Double-page Spread from Juan de Yciar's Arte Subtilissima
Double-page Spread from Juan de Yciar's Arte Subtilissima (1550); Lion and Unicorn Press edition (1958)

1953

Preface to the Manuale Tipografico of 1818

By Bodoni

Translated by H V Marrot

Etched frontispiece by Rosalind Dease

8 x 5in (20.2 x 12.6cm) 80pp

Paper over board (various papers)

60 copies printed (not for sale)


The Tale of Two Swannes

By W Vallans

With wood engravings by David Gentleman

Designed by David Gentleman

8 ¾ x 5 ½ in (22.2. x 14cm) 24pp

Paper over boards

50 copies printed (not for sale)

1955

Handwriting Manual 1553

By Wolffgang Fugger

Translated by Frederick Plaat

Foreword by Harry Cater

Designed by Patricia Davey

5 7/8 x 7 ¾ in (15 x 19.6cm) 128pp

Paper over boards

Subsequently published by Oxford University Press

1956

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Translated by Ormerod Greenwood

Twelve Coloured Lithographs

Illustrated by Roy Morgan

18 7/8 x 12 ½ in (47.4 x 31.6cm) 80pp + 32pp introduction

Loose in portfolio

Edition of 200 at five guineas

1964

Scrapbook Drawings of Stanley Spencer

Selected and introduced by Colin Hayes

Designed by Sashi Rawal

13 ¼ x 9 ½ in (32.5 x 24cm) 138pp

Pictorial cloth covers

1967

A Rake’s Progress

Poem by David Posner

Illustrations by David Hockney

Designed by John Tomlinson

14 ½ x 13 1/4 in (36.7 x 38.5cm) 82pp

Cloth covered boards inserted in plastic spine

Edition of 200 at five guineas and 200 at seven guineas

1968

Splendour of Ornament

Specimens from the Essempio di recammi by Giovanni Antonio Tagliente 1524

By Stanley Morison

List life and literary remains by Esther Potter

Preface by Berthold Wolpe

Designed by Graham Percy

10 1/8 x 8 1/4in (25.7 x 22.2cm) 72pp

Silk covers

1973

Captain Cook’s Florilegium

A selection of engravings from the drawings of planted collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook’s first voyage to the islands of the Pacific with accounts of the voyage by Wilfred Blunt and of the botanical explorations and printes by William T. Stearn

Designed by Jock Kinneir

24 x 18in (61 x 45.5cm)

100 copies with 30 plates and 172pp for sale at 150 guineas, quarter bound

10 copies with 42 plates and 196pp for sale at 450 guineas, full leather binding with acrylic insertion

1975

London Sketchbook

Illustrated by Hugh Casson

Introduction by John Betjeman

Designed by Nigel Paige

14 ½ x 10 ½ in (36.9 x 26.7cm) 56pp

Spiral bound

Edition of 100 at £10