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.

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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.

2° (335 x 235mm). 18-point Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 full-page. Contemporary half russet morocco, gilt-ruled, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, linen slipcase. Provenance: Boston University Library (booklabel; deaccession letter provided).

Limited to 500 copies, this no. 226 of 488 paper copies. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible (see lot 194) 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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