• Beautiful Evidence: The Librar auction at Christies

    Sale 2400

    Beautiful Evidence: The Library of Edward Tufte

    2 December 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.

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    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorised Version of King James I. Waltham St. Lawrence: Golden Cockerel Press, 1931.

    2o (335 x 235mm). 18-point Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 full-page. Original white half pigskin, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (spine and extremities rubbed, slight darkening to cloth).

    LIMITED EDITION, number 31 of 488 paper copies, of an edition of 500. "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" (E.R. Gill, Eric Gill, 285). Chanticleer 78.


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