Lapidaria.

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Creator

John Hanbury Angus Sparrow.

Title

Lapidaria.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press [Vols. 1–6] and the Rampant Lions Press [Vol. 7],

Date

1943–1975.

Description

John Hanbury Angus Sparrow (1906–92), literary scholar, book collector, lawyer, warden of All Souls College, Oxford, and conservative polemicist, was my friend and the author of Association Copies, the first of three books I published. Printed by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press, it appeared in 1978, the year I started my own bookselling business. I don’t collect books in any formal way, but I do accumulate books that have meaning to me. As a result of my friendship with John, I began to search for books and pamphlets written by him.

This is the most attractive of his publications; they are collections of Latin inscriptions, with designs by Stanley Morison (except for the last volume in the series) and wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. John inscribed each to me during my visit to see him in 1978.

Source

Jonathan A. Hill

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Citation

John Hanbury Angus Sparrow. , “Lapidaria.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed August 18, 2018, https://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/391.