The Golden Cockerel Mabinogion.
A new translation from the White Book of Rhydderch and the Red Book of Hergest. With illustrations by Dorothea Braby.London, Golden Cockerel Press, 1948 Stock Code: 139319
NotesFirst Golden Cockerel edition, number 440 of 550 copies printed (the first 75 copies being specially bound), presenting a new translation of the ancient Welsh epic The Mabinogion (first fully brought into modern English by Lady Charlotte Guest 1838-1845) alongside illustrations by Dorothea Braby. The Mabinogion encompasses Arthurian legend (though originally collected two-to-three centuries before Malory's 15th-century Morte Darthur) intermixed with much pre-Christian Celtic mythology.
Large octavo. Publisher's red half morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, light tan buckram to sides, titles gilt to spine, Braby desgin gilt stamped to front board, top edge gilt.
Wood-engraved frontispiece and title page, and several full page woodcut illustrations, by Dorothea Braby.
One minor scuff to front corner of spine tail, a few very faint marks to covers, occasional light spotting within, a very good copy.
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