GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. BOUCHER, Francois. ~ La Belle O'Morphi. A Brief Biography by Patrick de Heriz.
12 collotypes of pictures by Francois Boucher. No. 13 of 100 specially bound copies signed by the author (the edition was of 750). Printed in Garamond type, with the title in Fournier, on Arnold's mould-made paper. 8.25 x 4.75 ins, 21.5 x 12.5 cms, original special binding of half blue morocco with red buckram boards, cockerel and intials GCP in gilt on upper cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original blue buckram slipcase. Spine a little faded, otherwise a very good copy.
A short but interesting biography of the Irish beauty who fascinated Louis XV and was Boucher's model. Sandford writes furiously about one reviewer who he calls 'Mr Small' who declared this book to be pompous. Sandford prefers to call it a "little 'coquette'".