The Green Island. by GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. PETTS, John. JONES,…

One of 100 special copies

~ The Green Island.

Golden Cockerel Press 1946

No. 5 of 100 special copies, of a total edition of 500. 11 wood engravings by John Petts.Printed in Caslon Old Face type with Pharos capitals on Arnold’s mould-made paper. Tall 8vo., in original green and grey morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with a cockerel on a rock in gilt on the upper cover, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Spine faded, otherwise an extremely good copy in the original cloth covered slipcase.

Gwyn Jones was very famous at this time and this short novel was one of his better works. John Petts who Sandford describes as "the leading Welsh engraver" provided perfectly adequate black and white wood engravings which take on greater meaning when we know that during the War he was a parachutist and that he executed all the engravings in a tent in the desert.
With an ink inscription on the ffep.

Cockalorum 169.
Stock ref: 11087
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