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The quest of Gilgamesh: PB 3-2016

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The quest of Gilgamesh


Author: Bridson, D. G
Illustrator: Ayrton, Michael
Publisher: Rampant Lions Press
Printer: Carter, Will
Printer: Carter, Sebastian
Paper maker: Börjeson, Ingeborg
Printer: Stellar Press



With an original lithograph by Michael Ayrton

An original poem based on the Gilgamesh epic.
"First broadcast in the BBC Third Programme in a slightly shorter version on 29th November 1954."
" ... Designed and printed by Will and Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. The type is Monotype Octavian. The frontispiece was drawn by the artist onto the plate an printed by offset lithography by the Stellar Press at Welham Green. The marbled paper was made by Ingeborg Borjeson of Sweden. There are 125 copies ...."
Museum has number 92 on "T. H. Saunders cream laid, bound by Mansells".

95, [3] pages : 1 illustration ; 28 cm

Measurements and weight

Height: 29 cm
Width: 41 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Cambridge (Cambs.)
  • Welham Green

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2016) by Moldon, Peter L.


Production date: AD 1972


"The book was designed and the letterpress was printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge; it was set by The Stellar Press [Hatfield] ... the plates were selected and printed by Christopher Skelton at his Press at Wellingborough." --t.p. verso.

Privately printed - This number 70 of 230 copies.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

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Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 3-2016
Primary reference Number: 208269
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 10 February 2016 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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