A Lay of Leadenhall
The book is handset in 24pt Caslon Old Face and printed on fine off white watermarked paper, using the Albion press in an edition of 25 numbered copies
Laced in with a blue cloth to the spine, red grained coated paper to the boards
340mm x 260mm or 13.5 ins x 10.5 ins
The engraving represents the grand house in which the Dirty Old Man lived. The engraver is unknown.
This famous Lay is said to be about Richard Bentley, who had similar circumstances in his life. The Public House, Dirty Dicks is named after him, which is located near to Liverpool Street station in London EC2. Dirty Dicks Pub history