GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. RUSSELL FLINT, William. ~ Minxes Admonished or Beauty Reproved. Fugitive pieces now rendered permanent,Aesthetical anecdotes and disputatious encounters philosophically presented. Artful devices by ingenious females ruthlessly exposed. Novel example of Beauty genteely arranged. Irregularities corrected and chastisement inflicted.
2 full colour illustrations and 51 crayon drawings reproduced in photogravure by William Russell Flint. No. 50 of 150 specially bound copies, signed by the artist. Printed in Pastonchi type in red and black. 4to., original full red morocco with cock and hoop design stamped in gilt on upper cover, spine lettered in gilt in compartments with raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, extra plates in marbled paper sleeve, all housed in the original marbled paper covered slipcase. Spine a little faded with one raised band a little rubbed, bump to top edge, the sleeve with the extra plates has some tears, slipcase rather rubbed, otherwise an excellent, handsome book.
Minxes Admonished was published by Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press for Russell Flint who commissioned and paid for it, as he had done previously with One Hundred and Eleven Poems by Robert Herrick. Russell Flint provided both the illustrations and the text which, as Sandford writes in Cock-a-Hoop, was “a series of light-hearted but observant essays and a pleasant variety of minxes to adorn them”.