A uniquely special copy
Cleverdon, Douglas ~ Stanley Morison And Eric Gill 1925-1933 : Douglas Cleverdon’s Personal Copy Presented To Him On His 80th Birthday : Bound By Sangorski & Sutcliffe : With Related Ephemera
Privately printed (at Rampant Lions Press) : 1983
The sole UK printing privately printed (at Rampant Lions Press) in 1983, as a surprise 80th birthday tribute to Douglas Cleverdon. This is number '1' of only 230 copies printed for subscribers and well wishers only, who are all listed. This copy is number '1' as it was presented to Douglas Cleverdon on the evening of a memorable Party at Carlton House Terrace, London. It bears a fine calligraphic inscription : 'Very many happy returns Douglas from your friends within. January 17th 1983'. It is fully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in brown leather, with gilt borders and 'DC' in gilt in a roundel to the front. Marbled end-papers and presented in a matching, fleece lined box. The BOOK is in Fine condition. The other copies from this edition were bound in wrappered card covers. Loosely inserted are the original subscription form, the invitation to the party, Douglas Cleverdon's printed thank you letter, the memorial address by John Wells for Cleverdon's funeral in 1987, an obituary, and a copy of Will Carter's design for a gravestone at Highgate Cemetery. Also included is the order of service and obituary etc for Nest Cleverdon (Douglas' wife). A uniquely special copy.