[Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge.] Printers' dummy for the author of 'Root & Sky. Poetry from the plays of Christopher Fry. Compiled and arranged by Charles E. and Jean G. Wadsworth. Collagraph-intaglios designed and printed by Charles E. Wadsworth.

Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright; Charles E. Wadsworth and Jean G. Wadsworth; Will Carter and Sebastian Carter
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Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge. [Circa 1975.]
SKU: 22673

A very nice artefact relating to a beautiful Rampant Lions production, published in 1975. Printers' dummy, produced to indicate the intended layout of the book, consisting of duplicated typed leaves, with emendations and printing instructions in manuscript, showing the intended arrangement of the 125 pages of letterpress (and including an alternative version of p.78), with eleven illustrations loosely interleaved. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. A bifolium of watermarked grey wove paper, carrying a proof of the duotone title ('Root & Sky' in mustard yellow, the rest in black), is loosely inserted at the front. The typed leaves are laid down onto 33 x 25 cm leaves of thick wove paper, all in bifoliums, loosely collected into nine sections, with each section numbered at the front in pencil, and with 'C. F.' in red ink at top of first page of each of the nine sections. 'Christopher Fry' in pencil at the head of the very first page. Ten of the eleven illustrations are printed in pairs, from the contents it is clear that loose illustration, facing p.54, should have a conjugate one facing p.43. In worn brown card folder, with elastic clasp and manuscript label on front: 'CHRISTOPHER FRY DUMMY | ROOT | and | SKY'.