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
One of the great private press books of the centuryLimited 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.
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