The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ. by GILL,…

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“A flower among the best products of English romantic genius”

~ The Four Gospels of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Waltham St Lawrence Golden Cockerel Press 1931

Illustrated with 65 wood engravings and initial letters by Eric Gill. Printed in Gill's Golden Cockerel type face. One of 482 copies on paper of a total edition of 500 (this no.26). Folio, original half white pigskin by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, cloth sides, top edge gilt, others uncut, in a later red/brown buckram slipcase. The cloth sides are unusually clean and bright and all the pages and endpapers are crisp and fresh, a very good copy with only very mild rubbing to the pigskin. Housed in the original card slipcase which has some browning and repair.

Lavishly illustrated throughout by Eric Gill and using his perfect typography, the Golden Cockerel Press Four Gospels is one of the triumphs of twentieth century book production and one of the greatest of Britain’s private press productions, alongside the Doves Bible, the Kelmscott Chaucer and the Ashendene Dante.

Chanticleer: Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel, 78
Stock ref: 11343
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