The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.Waltham St Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1931 Stock Code: 138545
NotesLimited 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 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" (Gill).
Folio. Original white half pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, gilt lettered and banded spine, gilt cockerel device in 5th compartment, brown buckram sides, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Printed in 18-point Golden Cockerel type, 65 wood-engraved illustrations by Eric Gill, 4 of which are full-page.
An excellent and attractive copy which has benefited from a light clean.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220