GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS. GIBBINGS, Robert. ~ Samson & Delilah. From the Book of Judges According to the Authorised Version.
No. 190 of 325 copies. 7 wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. Sm. 4to, original cream linen, gilt lettering on the spine, untrimmed, in the rare original dust jacket. The dust jacket is slightly chipped at the top bottom edge with some spotting and a tiny bit of loss at the top of the spine, but unusually it is intact, mild darkening to endpapers, the cream linen is extremely bright and fresh.
It is very unusual to find Samson & Delilah in a dust jacket. It was made out of brittle, acid filled paper so this surprisingly intact jacket is a rare survival.
Gibbing’s made some of his most dramatic wood engravings for this book, fully realising the strength as well as the tenderness of Samson. He also designed and printed the book at his Golden Cockerel Press.