Eric Gill: Trousers & The Most Precious Ornament. 1937

Gill, Eric

Trousers & The Most Precious Ornament.

Faber & Faber, London, 1937

CHF 64.–

From the library of Will Carter, founder of the famous Rampant Lions Press.

Description: Sewn as issued in publisher’s printed paper wrappers. Duodecimo: 20 × 13 cm; pp.: 21, [1] and 1 illustration (frontispiece) by Denis Tegetmeier.

Provenance: Small rectangular bookplates of Will Carter and Sebastian Carter to front wrapper verso, ownership inscription in pen to front free endpaper recto: Will Carter 1937.

Condition: Covers marked, slightly nicked and browned at the edges. Internally in generally very good condition.

Notes: This pamphlet comes from the library of Will Carter, or rather his son Sebastian (*1941). Will Carter (1910–2001) founded the famous Rampant Lions Press, which supplied Cambridge with all kinds of printing and letterpress work. The Rampant Lions Press has been the leading English private press of the postwar period, following handsomely in the tradition of the Golden Cockerel and Nonesuch Presses. The Rampant Lions location in Cambridge and its close ties to the university guaranteed a stream of jobbing work in the early years – supporting it financially and spreading its reputation, as well as making it the obvious choice of printer for many books conceived within academia’s groves.

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