Book Description

The First UK printing published by The Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence in 1935. Number '25' 0f only 212 copies issued of the special limited edition. The BOOK is in near Fine condition. Printed in Perpetua type on hand made paper and signed by L.A. Strong to the limitation page as called for. There were also 1000 unnumbered and unsigned copies. Original blue morocco spine slightly sunned and marbled boards. Very light spotting to the text block with the occasional light spot to the page edges in places. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The fragile original plain Glassine WRAPPER is in Very Good condition. It is split at the spine with some loss of the spine portion. The scarce glassine wrapper is now protected in a removable Mylar archival cover. Illustrated by Eric Ravilious with a full page frontispiece, first leaf engraving, and a series of repeated decorations (bandeaux). One of three books illustrated by Ravilious for The Golden Cockerel Press. Sanford called this work, 'one of our most successful efforts.' (CHANTICLEER 105). Collectible.
Author Strong, L.A. & Ravilious, Eric (Illus.)
Date 1935
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Golden Cockerel Press, Waltham St. Lawrence
Illustrator Ravilious, Eric
Condition Near Fine

Price: £595.00

Offered by Ashton Rare Books

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