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20 November 1998
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°, 18pt. Golden Cockerel Face type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 full-page, original vellum-backed cloth gilt, spine lettered in gilt, t.e.g., slipcase.
LIMITED TO 500 COPIES, THIS NO. 303 OF 488 COPIES on paper. 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"; Evan R. Gill Eric Gill 285.
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