A very bright set
GILL, Eric. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. ~ The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Waltham St Lawrence printed by Robert and Moira Gibbings at The Golden Cockerel Press 1929
Edited by Walter Skeat, M.A. Illustrated by Eric Gill with numerous foliated and peopled borders, full- and half-page illustrations and initial letters. Initial letters printed in red and blue. One of 485 copies on paper of a total edition of 500. 4 volumes. Folio, original niger morocco-backed patterned boards, top edges gilt, others uncut. An unusually bright set with small amount of wear to top of fourth volume.
The collaboration between Gill and the Gibbings is a rich one. This stands as one of the great books of the Press and of the twentieth century private press movement in general.
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