Lion and Unicorn Press - Guyatt (Richard). Births, Marriages and Deaths.

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Births, Marriages and Deaths. Foreword by Richard Guyatt. 133 illustrations by Valerie Brook, Ronald Glendinning, Gavin Rowe, Eric Thomas, David Gentleman, Audley Southcott, Sylvia Stokeld, Anthony Smith, Brian Keogh, Anthony Puig, John Sewell, Barrington Discoll. 4to, 31cm, Designed and printed at the Lion and Unicorn Press, Royal College of Art, London, 1954.

One of 100 copies, none for sale; with original lithographs, aquatints, pochoir, wood-engravings, etc. Marbled paper-covered boards, predominantly crimson and green, printed label superimposed on upper board. Very slight frecking to endpapers. Printed dust-jacket. A fine copy.

With the ownership signature of Robin Darwin, artist and Rector of the Royal College of Art. One of the earlier productions of thepress, it is an anthology of fifteen extracts from novels and biographies chosen especially for their suitability for illustration. Each extract included  not only text and illustrations, but also a title-page, and thus formed the prototype for a complete edition.

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