Captain Cook's Florilegium | A note on its production.
London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1976. Small Quarto. Quarter dark green morocco, with green cloth covered boards, and title stamped in gilt to the front cover. Printed endpapers reproducing amusing letters from Press subscriber W.W. Smithson. 32pp. A Fine Copy. From an edition of 175 copies, of which this is out of series. Illustrated with numerous inserts and specimens relating to the Press’ production of the Florilegium. From the library of typographer and printing historian John Lewis (1912-1996). Lewis’ bookplate (‘Ex Libris | John Lewis | FSIA’) is neatly affixed to the verso of the front-free endpaper. With laid-in signed card addressed to Lewis from the author: ‘Dear John, A poor thing, but my own, to wish you a happy birthday. Yours, Joy’. Item #21
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