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
First 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 between 1838 and 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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