A very fresh and bright copy
GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. GILL, Eric. ~ The Song of Songs, called by many the Canticle of Canticles.
Waltham St Lawrence Golden Cockerel Press 1925
20 wood engravings by Eric Gill. Printed in black and red in Caslon Old Face type. Pp. 44. 4to., original white buckram. Slight browning to endpaper as usual but otherwise a very clean, bright copy.
Canticleer announces that at this point 'Eric Gill has come to work only for the Golden Cockerel Press' - the beginning of a great collaboration. The wood engravings here are very beautiful and strong. Gill once wrote that he refuted the notion that because it is about love-making and the charms of women, the Song of Songs is irreligious. The problem he notes is that "the Song of Solomon is a love song, and one of a very outspoken kind, and in modern England such things are not considered polite".
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