The Unicorn. Richard Selig.
The Unicorn.
The Unicorn.
The Unicorn.
The Unicorn.
(Stanbrook Abbey Press)

The Unicorn.

Adams, Margaret (illus.)

Worcester: Stanbrook Abbey Press, 1983. Oblong 16mo. (10)ff. From an edition of 55 copies, this is one of thirty bound in full leather and signed by all concerned in its production: Margaret Adams, the illustrator; George Percival, the binder; Jenny Hancox, the calligrapher; Dame Hildelith Cumming, the manager of the Press at Stanbrook Abbey; and Mary O'Hara (Selig), widow of the author. Adams' unicorn illustrates the title page and serves as the stamp for the front cover, and her leaf designs ornament the text with romantic minimalism. Text begins with a gilt initial by Hancox. After his early death in 1957, Richard Selig's prose poem was discovered among his notebooks by his wife, Irish folk singer Mary O'Hara. After Selig's death, O'Hara lived at Stanbrook Abbey as a novice for twelve years before leaving to continue her folk music career. The poem was privately printed by the Stanbrook Abbey Press for Patsey Kaye in honor of her deceased husband Harold Kaye, who was a great supporter of the Press. Bound in full blue morocco, minor wear and a touch of darkening to spine, else near fine in slipcase. T.e.g. Item #30085

Price: $950.00

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