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Red lacquer days : an illustrated journal describing a recent visit to Peking

Sir Hugh Casson PRA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Lion and Unicorn Press, 1956

Physical Description

[49] . : ill. ; 26 cm.

General Note

An advertisement from the publisher is loosely inserted on which is written "The author of this book was invited in the autumn of 1954 to be a member of a cultural delegation charged with the task of conveying a message of goodwill, signed by 600 of this country's distinguished teachers, scientists, artists, musicians and men of letters, to their professional colleagues in China. The book consists of extracts and sketches from an illustrated journal he kept during the visit, some of which have previously appeared in The Observer and Architectural Review. Lion and Unicorn Press, September, 1956."

Copy Note

“This edition is limited to 200 copies and was designed and printed by the Lion and the Unicorn Press at the Royal College of Art in 1956. The text is set in 12 point Monotype Walbaum and printed on Evensyde White Offset. The illustrations are printed by offset lithography on Basingwerk Suede Parchment. No. 34”

Binding Note

Wove silk-covered boards, titled in red in Manchu on upper board. Hosho paper wrapper.


Beijing (China) - Description and travel


Sir Hugh Casson PRA, illustrator
Lion and Unicorn Press, printer/publisher