London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS -- The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ according to the authorized version of King James I. Waltham Saint 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 white pigskin gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, slipcase. NUMBER 364 OF 500 COPIES. PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "To Mrs Talbot from Robert Gibbings March 1932." 'Mrs Talbot' was the mother of wood-engraver Viva Talbot (1900-83) who was Robert Gibbings' pupil in the early 1930s.
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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Please note this is bound in the original white pigskin as called for in Chanticleer.
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