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  1. Napoleon's Memoirs.
    COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - NAPOLEON. Napoleon's Memoirs.

    London : 1945

    First Golden Cockerel Press edition, number 61 of 500 numbered sets, beautifully printed in Perpetua types on Arnold mould-made paper. This superbly bound copy incorporates a fine miniature half-length portrait of Napoleon as First Consul, based on the famous full-length portrait by Jean-Baptiste Isabey. Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 119484

  2. The First Crusade.
    DE CHAIR, Somerset. The First Crusade.

    London : 1945

    First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number 4. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 120134

  3. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.
    DE CHAIR, Somerset. The Golden Carpet; The Silver Crescent.

    London : 1943

    First editions, each in a signed edition limited of 300 copies of which just 30 were in the full binding as here, copies 16 and 25 respectively. De Chair was Intelligence Officer with "Kingcol", a Flying Column of less than 1,500 men under the Command of Brig.-Gen. Kingstone. This tiny force was sent from Palestine to Baghdad to deal with the effects... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 105498

  4. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First Flint edition, signed limited issue, number 82 of 105 copies signed by the artist and in the deluxe sheepskin binding, together with the additional suite of eight sepia plates, here retained in the original envelope. There were also 445 copies bound in parchment and cloth boards.

    William Russell Flint not only illustrated the present edition,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146421

  5. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.
    FLINT, William Russell (illus.); HERRICK, Robert. One Hundred and Eleven Poems.

    London : 1955

    First edition, number 529 of 445 copies bound thus; a further 105 signed copies with eight extra plates were also issued, all printed at the artist's expense. Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), was described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). His illustrations... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140576

  6. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement.

    "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... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138545

  7. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 454 of 500 copies on paper; 12 copies were also issued on vellum. "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... Learn More
    £13,500.00

    Stock Code: 133103

  8. The Chester Play of the Deluge.
    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS: JONES, David (illus.); J. Isaacs (ed.) The Chester Play of the Deluge.

    Waltham, St Lawrence : 1927

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 201 of 275 copies only. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press" (Chanticleer). This is a retelling of the story of Noah and his Ark during the biblical deluge; the Chester version focuses on Noah's wife's reluctance to enter his Ark. The present copy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 140763

  9. Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.
    GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS: LUCAS, F. L. (trans.) Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite.

    [London] : 1948

    First edition thus, copy 26 of 100 deluxe copies bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe and signed by the translator F. L. Lucas, from a total edition of 750 copies. This Golden Cockerel Press edition exhibits the ancient Greek poetic hymns to Aphrodite, goddess of love, with both the Greek text and Lucas's translation, alongside woodcut illustrations by Belgian... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145202

  10. Secret Despatches from Arabia.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Secret Despatches from Arabia.

    [Waltham St Lawrence] : 1939

    Limited edition, number 442 of 1,000 numbered copies, printed in Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade paper. Loosely iserted in this copy is the publisher's advertising prospectus noting that "to avoid disappointment, intending subscribers are requested to place their orders, with remittance, early".

    "The majority of Lawrence's contributions... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146262

  11. Crusader Castles.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Crusader Castles.

    London : 1936

    First edition, number 806 of 1,000 copies only. This was "the first of the Golden Cockerel volumes of Lawrence's 'literary remains' to be published after his death" (O'Brien). Volume I consists of the history thesis Lawrence wrote as an undergraduate at Oxford University in 1910, having drawn much of the material on a solitary walking trek in the Near... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144608

  12. Shelley at Oxford.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Shelley at Oxford.

    London : 1944

    Number 26 of 50 copies bound in red morocco, with additional illustrations, and signed by the pressman W. H. Solly, out of a total edition of 500. The volume prints the correspondence of Shelley with Hogg, both of whom would be expelled from Oxford University for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism, together with other letters and an unpublished... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135460

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