CRESSET PRESS. RAVILIOUS, HUGHES-STANTON, NASH, HERMES &c. ~ The Apocrypha, according to the Authorized Version.
14 wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton, Gertrude Hermes, Leon Underwood, Stephen Gooden, René Ben Sussan, M. E. Groom, Eric Jones, Wladislaw Skocaylas, Hester Sainsbury, Frank Medworth, Eric Kennington, Eric Ravilious, John Nash & D. Galanis. No.376 of 391 special copies printed on mould made paper, (there were also 30 special copies on hand made paper with an extra suite of plates). Folio, bound in full vellum over boards, black and gilt spine label, top edge gilt, in card slipcase. Slight creasing to the top and bottom of spine, and with the usually slight browning to endpapers, otherwise a remarkably good copy.
A splendid piece of printing with fabulous illustrations from all the big names in wood engraving of the time.
The Cresset Press was an imprint founded by Dennis Cohen who published several finely printed and illustrated books over a 4 year period between 1927 and 1931. He used the best printers, presses and illustrators of the time and this book is a prime example of his enormous skill as a commissioning publisher.
Exlibris on front pastedown.