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Book - Four quartets / T. S. Eliot

Four quartets / T. S. Eliot

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Cambridge (published)

  • Date:

    1996 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eliot, Valerie (Mrs)
    Rampant Lions Press (publisher)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

47 p. ; 38 cm.
"The edition consists of: 26 ad personam copies, lettered A-Z. 200 copies for sale, numbered 1-200. Of these, 20 copies were reserved as sets of sheets for individual binding. These apart, the edition was bound by the Fine Bindery, Wellingborough, in quarter buckram, with boards covered with paste paper specially designed and made by Victoria Hall, Norwich."--Colophon.
The main typeface is 18-point Hunt Roman, designed by Hermann Zapf for the Hunt Botanical Library in Pittsburgh in 1962. Italics are in Palatino and Walbaum italic. The display face for the Quartet titles is Sistina, also by Zapf. The paper is mould-made 250 gsm Lana 1590 Edition.
In a James Brockman commissioned binding.
"Black Japanese paper endpapers with red calf suede flyleaves made up with black goatskin joints; edges of leaves gilt on deckle before sewing; loose guards added to first and last sections; book sewn on tapes; spine glued with gelatine and eased into concave shape; laminated split boards made up with machined grooves in pine strips on outer boards; polyester thread, double endbands sewn on; spine lined with linen and heavily lined with cartridge paper to hold spine rigid; boards attached by inserting tapes and linen into split boards. Book covered in black goatskin using wheat paste; inner joints put down; boards pulled and filled in; claf doublures put in; book tooled in gold and platinum leaf using French shelac glair; white calf lines onlayed into tooled blind lines. Book housed in quarter goatskin box, lined in velvet and lettered in gold."-- Letter from James Brockman to Jan van der Wateren, 14th January 1998 in V&A Nominal File 95/458.

Place of Origin

Cambridge (published)


1996 (published)


Eliot, Valerie (Mrs)
Rampant Lions Press (publisher)

Descriptive line

Book, 'Four quartets', by T. S. Eliot, published by Cambridge : Rampant Lions Press, 1996.


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