Book Description

FIRST, LIMITED EDITION, no. 66 of 247 (250 in total). Folio, pp. 21, [3], incl. 13 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton; printed in orange and black. Original quarter vellum, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, orange cloth boards. Gilt top edge, others untrimmed. Some soiling and scuffing, joint- and edgewear, corners bumped and worn. Bands of darkening to leading edges, very occasional fox spots, threads loose at front hinge, rear fep separated, else, clean; Hughes-Stanton’s spectacular engravings remain vivid. A robust copy of the Golden Cockerel Press’ hundreth book, featuring Eric Gill’s Golden Cockerel font and illustrated throughout with Hughes-Stanton’s sumptuous and skilful engravings.
Dealer Notes
“The work of the engravers of Golden Cockerel books gives the Press its greatest distinction and made a whole period of woodcut revival [...] These books were a happy house for talent of the time, with work from David Jones, Dorothea Braby, Eric Gill, Gwenda Morgan, Eric Ravilious, John Buckland-Wright and Blair Hughes-Stanton” (Franklin, 1969).
Colin Franklin (1969) The Private Presses
Date 1934
Publisher Waltham St. Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press
Condition Good+

Price: £550.00

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