Item #23 The Life of John Wilkes | Patriot | An Unfinished Autobiography. THE LION AND UNICORN PRESS.

The Life of John Wilkes | Patriot | An Unfinished Autobiography.

London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1955. Quarto. Bound in original brown paper over boards, with spine titled in gilt, and gilt stamped decoration representing Wilkes to the front cover, after the frontispiece by Donald Higgins. 76pp. Occasional foxing to pages and edges, but else Very Good. Printed in Monotype Caslon Old Face, on Chariot Offset Cartridge Paper. Colour illustrations produced by photo-lithography by Donald Higgins. The text was taken from the 1888 R. des Habits edition of Wilkes’ Life. From the library of typographer and printing historian John Lewis (1912-1996). Lewis’ bookplate (‘Ex Libris | John Lewis | FSIA’) is neatly affixed to the front paste-down. Item #23

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