The Wisdom of the Cymry, translated from the Welsh Triads…

One of only 60 copies bound in gold cloth

~ The Wisdom of the Cymry, translated from the Welsh Triads by Winifred Faraday.

London Golden Cockerel Press 1939

Wood engraved title page by Averil Mackenzie-Grieve, printed in red. Printed by Christopher Sandford and Owen Rutter in Gill Sans Serif. No. 12 of only 60 copies on hand-made paper. 12mo., bound in gold cloth with a green morocco spine label lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Top edge and bottom of spine very slightly frayed, otherwise very good. Booklabel of John Danson on front pastedown.

The Welsh Triads are a group of medieval manuscripts which preserve Welsh folklore and traditions in the form of wise sayings. Here Wifnifred Faraday aims to make the oldest of the triads accessible to the English speaker.
Only the second use of Gill’s San Serif (it was first used by the press for Initiation in 1932). Gill sanctioned Sandford’s experimentation with the type being interested to see how it worked at the press.

Pertelote, Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 144
Stock ref: 11054
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