GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. WEBB, Clifford. WALTERS, Eurof. ~ The Serpent's Presence.
London Golden Cockerel Press 1954
No.49 of 60 special copies copies. 8 wood engravings by Clifford Webb. Printed in Cochin type with Fry’s Ornamented titling on mould-made paper. 8vo., original half green morocco with red buckram boards and serpent device stamped in gilt on the upper cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine and top edge a little faded, otherwise a good, clean copy.
An Adam and Eve based story. Sandford felt that this was some of Webb’s best illustration work and says of the paper used, it was ‘lovely stuff’ and that he particularly enjoyed using ‘fantastical type...the effect of the Cochin, with the Fry’s Ornamented type for the...title-pae and the initial letters...had quite a different effect from anything else I had done’.
Cock-a-Hoop, Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 197
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