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    Sale 5309

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    2 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 316

    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I. Waltham St Lawrence: Printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. 2° (330 x 235mm). Woodcut illustrations, decorations and initials by Eric Gill. Original half pigskin gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (a few spots, corners lightly bumped), later morocco-backed box. NUMBER 126 OF 500 COPIES.

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    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I. Waltham St Lawrence: Printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings at the Golden Cockerel Press, 1931. 2° (330 x 235mm). Woodcut illustrations, decorations and initials by Eric Gill. Original half pigskin gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut (a few spots, corners lightly bumped), later morocco-backed box. NUMBER 126 OF 500 COPIES.

    Chanticleer 78: "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric Gill, the book among all books in which Roman type has been best mated with any kind of illustration."


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